I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism nearly 3 years ago (...

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I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism nearly 3 years ago (I had a baby a year before this and doctors put tiredness, depressive symptoms down to giving birth!). Looking back I realise that I had lots of obvious symptoms for years before my diagnosis, including feeling cold, hair falling out and terrible constipation. I take 120mcg Thyroxine per day. Unlike others I have never gained weight, although I do try to exercise 3x week.

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with a shakey/nervous feeling inside my body. I wonder does anyone out there get anything similar.

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    i found out yesterday 23/03/06 that i have Hypothyroidism, but i have been woken up in the night with this shakey/nervous feeling and only the other day at work i had a funny turn that is what made me go to the doctors.

    I know nothing about Hypothyroidism and i started taking my pils last night i only know that i hope i do not put on any waight as i am over waight at the moment and would like to loose some.

    i don't know what my tablets are called it is all new to me i would welcome any information any one could offer

    Thank Trudy :?

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    Hi Trudy,

    my advice to you is make sure that you insist on regular blood tests especially as you have just been diagnosed. My initial dose had to be increased one year later. I also have to take iron at the moment as you can get anaemia along with hypothyroidism so get your iron levels checked.

    The more exercise I do the better I feel, however I do not feel exactly the same as I did before starting Thyroxine. I tend to get bouts of low mood but as time goes by this seems to be getting better. I would guess that taking Thyroxine as opposed to your body making it is not the same. Fiona

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    I have been hypothyroid for the last two years, originally i had a tsh level of 41!!, and almost complete thyroid failure. i am only 24 now. i think if your thyroid controls the rate at which your metabolism works, i.e all chemical reactions in your body; surely there has to be a time when the demand is greater than usual. for example in a 'normal' person, if they are energetic during the day but realxed at night - do thyroxine levels change??

    if so, surely being put on a fixed amount of thyroxine each day cannot be completely satisfactory.:?

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    I too suffered the same internal shakes/tremors before I was diagnosed as hypothyroid. It was awful and I felt really anxious. Since my thyroid levels are treated I have had no more symptoms. Hopefully you will also get sorted in time

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