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All right I went in for a check up at the Gyno doctor and they sent me to the lab and did a batter of blood work. Well my test came back and thyroid test came back as low (I think) and Dr. started asking me if a ton of questions like, do I have heart palpitations? If I suffer from fatigue and tiredness? That it could also explain why I am so skinny and can't gain wait or maintain weight when I do gain it. She asked several other questions about symptoms. She said that she noticed that my heart rate at the last visit and this visit was high, She asked me if Graves disease ran in my family. I said yes that both my grandmothers on both my moms and dads side had it, as well as my mother. So she started me on heart medication Atenolol and sent me for more blood work and ordered a full thyroid blood panel and ordered a thyroid scan (ultrasound). My blood work come back and they called for me to come in to discuss them. She said something about Hyperthyroidism and the way she described it to me was my thyroid is working to well. That it is making to much of the Thyroid hormone and that my brain is then telling it to stop making it. So if anyone can explain this to me where maybe I can understand it better I would appreciate it. Also when I do start taking the Thyroid medication will I gain weight? What are the side effects both negative and positive. One of the things that I was told is that my energy level will increase. Is this true? if so can you describe where you were at before starting treatment and how much better it has gotten. If you can think of anything that I may have forgotten or didn't think to ask please go ahead and post that information. Thank you very much in a advance.
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