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May 17, 2010 in the Thyroid Disorders Community - 5
Like any hormone therapy, it takes a while to fully move into your system (and move out). Generally it takes about 6 weeks or so to get the full benefit of thyroid medication, but thyroid levels, like energy levels, can fluctuate, so be aware that good days and bad days will also be a regular part of the package (just hopefully not as severe). I found I ha...
May 16, 2010 in the Thyroid Disorders Community - 5
You're in good company, lass, no need to cry :) Hypothyroidism is like trying to get through each day while being heavily sedated and there isn't a lot of joy to be had there! Truthfully, it is very unusual to lose as much as 60 lbs simply by regulating the thyroid alone. The weight that IS lost is usually from the benefit of being able to DO more ...
May 16, 2010 in the Gastroenterology Community - 1
Depends on the symptoms. If you have heartburn or acid reflux, an over-the-counter medication like Omeprazole taken in tandem with about 400mg magnesium (essential element that helps heal the esophagus) may be enough to get you by along with kicking back on caffeine & greasy/oily/spicy foods which are notorious heartburn triggers. Not drinking or eating a...
May 16, 2010 in the Gastroenterology Community - 4
Here's where we discover the secret ingredient of Jenny Craig diets...FIBER, and LOTS of it!! You appear to be suffering the very real effects of fiber overdose. While fiber is an important component of our daily intake, suddenly taking in a boat load when you're not used to it can be anything but healthy. Apart from the gas, bloating, and indigesti...
Apr 26, 2010 in the Kidney Disease & Disorders Community - 1
You and your girlfriend need to get in to see your doctors as soon as you can, because you're both showing symptoms of an infection that is in the Chlamydia family which needs to be treated with antibiotics before it progresses any further. Don't wait this thing out, it can do a lot of damage! Speedy recovery for you both!
Apr 26, 2010 in the Thyroid Disorders Community - 5
Your doctor needs to be brought up to date! The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists issued a press release in January, 2006 that the normal range of thyroid levels was modified from the old 0.5 - 5.0 to 0.3 - 3.0. Copy/Paste this link to your browser: http://www.aace.com/public/awareness/tam/2006/ Go to PATIENT INFORMATION (just below Physici...
Apr 26, 2010 in the Thyroid Disorders Community - 18
Here's a link to Orthostatic Intolerance symptoms on Wrongdiagnosis.com. Best of luck! http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/o/orthostatic_intolerance/symptoms.htm
Apr 26, 2010 in the Thyroid Disorders Community - 18
No problem :) There is another possibility, here, which might send you to see a Neurologist rather than the Endocrinologist, depending. If there is a malfunction in your autonomic system (the part of your brain that controls unconscious functions such as temperature regulation, heartbeat, blood pressure, etc...) you may need to be tested for disorders in t...
Apr 26, 2010 in the Kidney Disease & Disorders Community - 4
No problem :) If you experienced a lot of pain on the first day and nothing thereafer, 2 things may have happened: 1) The stone stopped moving somewhere in your urinary tract, or 2)You may have already passed the stone sometime that same day. Lithotripsy is usually done under a general anesthetic, so you would not be aware of any pain DURING the proced...
Apr 25, 2010 in the GERD (Acid Reflux) Community - 2
Yikes, you've got a lot going on! If you haven't kept in touch with your doctor or with a Gastroenterologist, these problems are a good reason to get back with them ask them what else they can do for you or if you may require testing to figure out why your symptoms are so severe. Acid reflux isn't just a painful, inconvenient way to live. The ...