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    Post by chris c on Wed Sep 28 2016, 20:39

    Some time ago my thyroid blew up. Not hypOthyroid which is quite common, but hypERthyroid.

    Anyway I've been on carbimazole for a long time which has kept it functioning fairly normally.

    Earlier in summer I tested VERY low, so stopped the drug. In only a few weeks I have shot back up to very high again. I think the doctor was as surprised as me and was expecting it to go up slowly.

    Anyway, back on the carbimazole and next time we'll try reducing the dose rather than stopping it.

    Quite astonishing, I went from feeling like crap to feeling like a different kind of crap. Thinking back, apart from childhood infections and the like, this is the first thing I have had go wrong that ISN'T related directly or indirectly to the glucose/insulin axis, though to be fair it is another endocrine system breakdown.
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    Post by graham64 on Wed Sep 28 2016, 21:36

    @chris c wrote:Some time ago my thyroid blew up. Not hypOthyroid which is quite common, but hypERthyroid.

    Anyway I've been on carbimazole for a long time which has kept it functioning fairly normally.

    Earlier in summer I tested VERY low, so stopped the drug. In only a few weeks I have shot back up to very high again. I think the doctor was as surprised as me and was expecting it to go up slowly.

    Anyway, back on the carbimazole and next time we'll try reducing the dose rather than stopping it.

    Quite astonishing, I went from feeling like crap to feeling like a different kind of crap. Thinking back, apart from childhood infections and the like, this is the first thing I have had go wrong that ISN'T related directly or indirectly to the glucose/insulin axis, though to be fair it is another endocrine system breakdown.

    Sympathies Chris dealing with your RH is bad enough having thyroid problems too must be tough


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    Post by Eddie on Thu Sep 29 2016, 18:42

    Sorry to hear of your woes Chris, all part of the ageing process. We are all clapping out, and the way this world is shaping up, things could be worse. Without a doubt our generation had the best this world is going to get for ordinary working people. Now it's all PC and be careful what you say. Even us old renegades have to watch our P's and Q's. or before you know it, the old bill will be on our backs for hate crime etc. Most of us old timer's are pretty much off the grid. Which is cool. The problem is all the pundits and forecasters, have not got a clue, as to what we are thinking or saying in private. Brexit absolutely stunned 'em and the so called entitled snowflake generation. Personally I blame the education system. rofl


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    Post by chris c on Sat Oct 01 2016, 21:37

    @graham64 wrote:
    Sympathies Chris dealing with your RH is bad enough having thyroid problems too must be tough

    Actually that's the easy part, I just eat the exact opposite of what I was told and bingo!

    It appears the only thing that affects the thyroid is medication once it is buggered. Then it needs careful balancing, currently I've doubled up my dose until I start to function better. Then I'll go back to my previous dose and keep a careful eye out for symptoms of going hypo again, I might be able to go on a lower dose, or it's been suggested that I might need to stay on the high dose and add back thyroxine if I go low again.

    One of the only people I know who went hyperthyroid was my father, when he was young. This is the first time I've developed a disease from that side of the family. At least it proves we are related.
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    Post by Derek on Fri Oct 07 2016, 16:47

    @chris c wrote:
    @graham64 wrote:
    Sympathies Chris dealing with your RH is bad enough having thyroid problems too must be tough

    Actually that's the easy part, I just eat the exact opposite of what I was told and bingo!

    It appears the only thing that affects the thyroid is medication once it is buggered. Then it needs careful balancing, currently I've doubled up my dose until I start to function better. Then I'll go back to my previous dose and keep a careful eye out for symptoms of going hypo again, I might be able to go on a lower dose, or it's been suggested that I might need to stay on the high dose and add back thyroxine if I go low again.

    One of the only people I know who went hyperthyroid was my father, when he was young. This is the first time I've developed a disease from that side of the family. At least it proves we are related.

    Have you read Chris that low carb diets can cause thyroid problems?
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    Post by Eddie on Fri Oct 07 2016, 18:27

    @Derek wrote:
    @chris c wrote:
    @graham64 wrote:
    Sympathies Chris dealing with your RH is bad enough having thyroid problems too must be tough

    Actually that's the easy part, I just eat the exact opposite of what I was told and bingo!

    It appears the only thing that affects the thyroid is medication once it is buggered. Then it needs careful balancing, currently I've doubled up my dose until I start to function better. Then I'll go back to my previous dose and keep a careful eye out for symptoms of going hypo again, I might be able to go on a lower dose, or it's been suggested that I might need to stay on the high dose and add back thyroxine if I go low again.

    One of the only people I know who went hyperthyroid was my father, when he was young. This is the first time I've developed a disease from that side of the family. At least it proves we are related.

    Have you read Chris that low carb diets can cause thyroid problems?
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    Post by chris c on Fri Oct 07 2016, 20:00

    Yes but that's hypOthyroid, and since the majority of cases, as with all diseases, occur in people eating low fat I don't think that opinion counts for much. Severe lack of iodine, and possibly selenium, may affect it, more than one American doctor has taken to spotting goitres on TV, probably because people are avoiding salt which is iodised.

    Strange coincidence, I was apologising the the butcher because I had a tremor and it turns out he has relatives with hyperthyroid. For the same reason I was having difficulty digging out change from my wallet and the woman on the till at the farm shop also has a relative who went hyperthyroid.

    It's calmed down now already.
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    Post by chris c on Tue Nov 01 2016, 22:30

    Here's entertaining - when I first went hyperthyroid it reduced my LDL by exactly the same amount as the statin I no longer take. Yet that was when I started to suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease in my legs and was reduced to hobbling.

    The eminently sensible cardiovascular surgeon told me if I walked *through* the pain I could revascularise myself, and that's exactly what happened, I got up to walking about five miles, albeit slower than I used to, and stopping or slowing down from time to time at first.

    The second time I went hyper I was reduced to hobbling again.

    Now it's supposed to the the "bad cholesterol" that blocks arteries but mine were blocking as the LDL FELL.

    Back under control now and already I'm up to walking about two miles, not without some pain but much improved.
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    Post by Jan1 on Wed Nov 02 2016, 18:47

    @chris c wrote:

    Back under control now and already I'm up to walking about two miles, not without some pain but much improved.

    That's good news that it's much improved Smile

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Thu Nov 03 2016, 22:19

    Drugs are good when they are necessary, just not as antidotes to a crap diet.

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