Thyroid Disorders Community
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis still have symptoms
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to thyroid issues, goiter, Graves disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, metabolism, parathyroid, pituitary gland, thyroiditis, and thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis still have symptoms

I've had hashimoto's thyroiditis for over 20 years, but 13 years ago I started having what are considered fibromyalgia symptoms. I personally believe they are from the Hashimoto's, but they are not going away while being in range with my TSH. I'm on Levoxyl and my doctor just put me on Cytomel as well and I still have all these symptoms. severe myalgia(eating low carb helps a bit), weight gain with servere constipation(Had colectomy which helped some), I just can't seem to find any relief. Please give me any thoughts on what could be checked or changed. What is a good range for TSH if still having symptoms? less than what? Please please any thoughts.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
213044_tn?1236531060
A good range for TSH is somewhere between 0.8 and 1.8, depending on your body's natural set point.

A good range for your Free T3 is about two thirds up the scale that your lab uses.
Blank
393685_tn?1325870933
Why don't you see how the Cytomel goes for a while - you may find that the added T3 now - could help rid those pesty symptoms.

You could see if you feel better trying a magnesium supplement too. Both the constipation and aches may get better with taking that.

Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Just a thought....Did you ever get checked for Celiac disease? This is an autoimmune disease which is an inability to digest gluten in wheat, rye, and barely.  Celiac disease can mimic many other diseases, can cause sever constipation, and cause fibro type achiness among it's list of many symptoms.  No one has all the symptoms, and some have idiosyncratic symptoms.  For example, when I eat gluten, my intestines swell --one time, almost shut and in horrible pain -- in the ER the surgeon threatened to take out part of my intestine too.  I had to "educate" him about Celiac disease.  Not all doctors graduated at the top of their class!  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Thyroid Answerers
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
goolarra
Sisters, OR
649848_tn?1357751184
Blank
Barb135
FL
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gimel
MI
1204245_tn?1356904325
Blank
898_1
Long Beach
1756321_tn?1377771734
Blank
Red_Star
Queensland, Australia