overactive thyroid and acid/heartburn

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i would like to ask if anyone else is suffering from acid/heartburn.

has anyone changed there diet because of there thyroid problem?

i have found i can not eat anything without getting heartburn,its put me off eating anything at all.

i dont know if this is due to the tablets or the thyroid?

does anyone still have coffee? i love coffee but have seen on some sites that you should avoid it with overactive thyroid. so all i have all day is water and maybe a piece of fruit, i have lost 1 and a half stone in 4 weeks due to this and really dont want to loose any more.

does anyone else suffer from this?

thanks Deb

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    Hi Deb. I had terrible heartburn for a long time before I knew I was hyper. I was practically living on Rennies. Once my thyroid levels were normal it went away, but if they go up again it comes back. A sure sign that things aren't right. Maybe if you asked your GP he could give you something for it. I lost my appetite, and I just ate what I fancied when I fancied it. I forgot about a healthy diet as I thought it was more important to eat something unhealthy than nothing at all. My appetite is back to normal now, but I haven't put any weight back on.

    I think it would be ok to drink decaffeinated coffee. I just drink tea and water.

    Fruit juice upsets my tummy. I don't drink alcohol so can't help about the beer. Sorry. I hope you feel better soon.


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    thankyou marigold , the doctor gave me gaviscon but i find it very hard to take the horrid things .

    i ve read on the internet allsorts about foods you should avoid but im not eating yet anyway,i go to see the endo on thurs this week so i will ask there but if i felt like i could eat i think i would eat anything .

    it feels like theres a lump in my throat so that doesnt make eating any better,ive felt better in myself for the last 2 days so i hope it lasts smile.

    marigold can i ask how long you have had thyroid problems ?

    i will give the decaf coffee a go because i long for a warm drink .

    thanks Deb

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    Hi Deb. I don't like the taste of Gaviscon either, but I don't mind Rennies. I was eating them like sweets. :lol: It's awful when you lose your appetite especially when you have to cook family meals. Your appetite will come back when your thyroid levels get sorted.

    I started with thyroid problems forty years ago, had a course of carbimazole and it all settled down. I had yearly blood tests and everything was fine until last year when it flared up again. I'd lost my mum and was very stressed and anxious, and I think that had set it off again. I felt a lot worse this time, probably because I'm a lot older. The endo said that as it was a recurrence I would need to have RAI, and it worked and I feel fine. The best thing I've ever done.

    I'm pleased you're feeling a bit better, and I'm sure you'll get there in the end.

    Keep your chin up.


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    hello marigold

    sorry hear about your mum and the thyroid problem coming back after all that time.

    ive read a bit on the rai but dont know much really, i praying i will get better without having to need anything like that.

    got the eno to see in the morning so hopefully i will know more after that, im a bit worried as dont really know what they will do tomorrow but fingers crossed it will go well.

    Deb x

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    Hello Deb. I hope everything goes ok when you see the endo tomorrow. Let us know how you get on.

    You're bound to be anxious about your appointment, but I don't think there'll be anything for you to worry about.

    I hope you get better without rai too.

    Take care,


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    Hi Deb,

    I was wondering if you know if your symptoms apply to a person who's got an underactive thyroid gland?

    I'm 15 and was diagnosed over 2 years ago but lately my doctors changed my pills to a higher dose as I found it very difficult to lose wait. Initially I was fine for about 6 months on this new dose but now I'm having the same symptoms you are...heartburn...loss of appetite...

    Hope you can help.

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