Doctors checked my thyroid by taking blood tests and I was told my thyroid was fine. Can your thyroid results be normal and then at other times can it flare up causing symptoms and a different reading? Can changes in hormone levels be responsible for thyroid problems?
Thanks for the reply. My problems started when I began taking the birth control pill. I would get sick every month and at the same time as my sickness it would seem that I would develop a short term allergy to foods that were reddish in color. I would get a rash and itch on my hands, feet, or knee and then I would swell in that area. When I went off the pill it gradually went away however when I get sick I still get the allergy once in a blue moon but not all the time. My monthly colds and flus have gone away. I do have what could be considered hypothyroid symptoms. I have cold intolerance all the time (air conditioning is a pet pev), I have muscle aches, slerred speach (once), weight gain, constipation, feel exausted, dry flaky skin, slow heart rate (49) and mood swings. Because I would feel cold all the time I would drink tea with milk and sugar four times a day. I have recently been told by my doctor that I have prediabetes. This inturn caused me a lot of stomach problems including nausea, upset stomach and feeling dizzy. I cut sugar out of my diet and after two days I was ill for one week with stomach issues and a head fever. Right after the illness I had ketchup with my burger and I developed swelling on my foot. My stomach was feeling better but now once again I was again dealing with the swelling. I am trying to figure out if the swelling is related to the sugar intake or hormone levels. I got the swelling while on the pill which could have been caused by hormones or sugar (placibos). Any ideas on this?
I have just been diagnosed w/ Graves Disease this week....My sister gave also has GD, and she gave me some very useful information......when she first started coming down w/ it she was told her blood work was normal. Needless to say she still did not feel well at all. Finally another doctor ordered a thyroid scan and only then did it show that something was wrong. If I were you I would ask to have a scan done just in case.
Thanks for the advice. I am finding that with everyday I eat a sugar free diet the more my symptoms seem to be none exsistant. I got a compliment the other day from a friend who asked me if I had lost weight. She had noticed my face looked swollen but that it now looked normal. I was also noticing the same thing about my face earlier in the day as well as my stomach is also not swollen. I find that I am now very regular and I no longer feel tired and lathargic. I am really happy with my progress and I never thought sugar could effected my body the way it did and in so many ways. My words use to be "sugar doesnt make you fat". Boy was I wrong! I am glad my doctor pin pointed it and now I can live a normal life again.
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