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My backstory: I was diagnosed with Grave's Disease when I was nine years old.  I had my thyroid radiated when I was 12 and I finally became hypothyroid when I was 16 or 17 years old.  Since that time, my thyroid has been all over the place.  I take Levothyroxine religiously, workout daily, eat a fairly healthy diet--and nothing.  Nothing is helping.  I am still gaining a lot of weight.  In addition, my tests keep coming up that I am HYPERthyroid, but all my symptoms show HYPOthyroid.  I go to a general practitioner for my thyroid struggles, but she is completely stumped on what the issue could be. Any advice?

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    Get a referral to an Endocrinologisr , and get help . Don't wait any longer xx

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    Absolutely agree. Get referred to an Endocrinologist and ask for a broader range of tests such as T3, T4, antibodies, etc.
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    Absolutely agree. See an endocrinologist right away. They do all the tests including adrenals liver and things that may be a contributory factor to your thyroid problems.
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    Hi Lex, I tried the levo for two years, it didn't work at any dose or any manufacturer for me. And in fact, I feel that it actually worsened my thyroid disease by further triggering the autoimmune response that causes thyroid disease.

    I eventually tried an OTC bovine glandular, these work much better as they are closer to bioidentical than anything else available. I also had success with amino acid therapy and detoxing.

    Here's my background on how I got here:

    Out of desperation, as I had gained 50 pounds on the levo, and had become so sick I was beddridden, I tried an OTC bovine glandular for a year. When the manufacturer changed the formulation on that, and I started reacting to it, I quit the meds altogether and did amino acid therapy along with detoxing. I feel better than I have in years.

    Once working with the amino acids, I realized that in addition to the problems with thyroid meds of fillers, allowable dosage variations of +/- 10% from label dose (that's up to 20% difference in dosage between lots!), constant formulation changes by manufacturers and no bioidentical medication...  Well, I realized that diet sodas and other foods containing artificial sweetener, NutriSweet, may also affect thyroid function, further making it impossible to dose thyroid medication.

    Hope that helps. I'm happy to pm you with details of worked for me and what didn't. I've tried about everything possible for thyroid disease and feel I am finally on track and improving.

     

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    I had the same problem as you,  I had lazy dr that would just do a ths test or maybe a free t4 but never checked my free t3.  So to make a long story short sinthoroid or man made thyroids did not work fo me.  I was still cold, loosing hair, tired ect.. So now I take natural thyroid medication they go by different names but all are made from pig.  Ask your dr if this may help you,

    if he gives you a hard time ask to sleek to a specialist,  there are many books you can  get that recommend natural thyroid also you may find stuff on you tube or the net.  Keep bugging your dr till you feel well.  Good luck.

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