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1766274 tn?1326743907

Born without a thyroid gland

Hi I was born without a thyroid gland . At 3 mths old was diagnosed. I am in no means retarded looking or a have a any physical problems. I am now 55 . Worked in a bank for a number of years. I am educated. I am glad some of the ones I read about were diagnosied early. Anyone having problems with dieting ?
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649848 tn?1534633700
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I wouldn't assume that you look retarded or have physical problems simple because you have no thyroid.  While that's uncommon, there are a lot of people who are born without one.  

I have a thyroid, but it's "dead" due to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, so we're basically in the same boat.  

The only thing I'd assume, is that you are on thyroid replacement hormone.  Do you have thyroid blood work regularly to make sure your levels are good?

Many times, those of us who have hypothyroidism (no matter what the cause), have problems losing weight -- yes, I've been down that road, in fact, am still traveling it, but am finally making progress.   Many times, if we are under medicated, even if thyroid hormone levels are "in range", losing weight is almost impossible.  I was under medicated for a long time, so I understand how hard it can be.

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1766274 tn?1326743907
my results :
K 5.0
TSH 0.95
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649848 tn?1534633700
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Is TSH the only thing you are being tested for, in regards to your thyroid?  What about the actual hormones, Free T3 and Free T4?  

What's your diet and exercise routine like?
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1766274 tn?1326743907
No just the TSH .
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649848 tn?1534633700
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You might want to take a look at the thyroid community, here on MH.  There's a ton of information on there about dealing with thyroid issues.  

Could you get your doctor to do the Free T4 and Free T3 tests to see what your actual thyroid hormone levels are?  They can be out of whack, even with TSH in range, and if they are not right for you, weight loss will be almost impossible.
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1766274 tn?1326743907
Will do Barb Thanks alot for your help . Chat with you soon .
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