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jbridgetfisher
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« on: September 16, 2010, 05:35:01 AM »

Anyone having problems with their thyroid since WLS, and have no prior history?
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 07:40:14 AM »

Hey Bridget...long time no talk to.......

No problems with my thyroid. What kinds of problems are you having? Grave's Disease?

Age can effect this and lord knows...I aint getting any younger. :-)

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jbridgetfisher
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 08:48:50 AM »

No, not Graves Disease. I haven't been diagnosed with that. Currently just hypothyroidism. The thing is my TSH is usually low are just at with normal limits, but my T3 and T4 run high. It's not a common occurrence with other people.

I went back and looked at my labs early post op, at around 2 years out I had low TSH and no one mentioned it, and no one ever ran T3 T4 either. In 2007 I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid .... loved it. I was put on meds, and I moved here had a Dr continue those meds and then I was just sluggish and draggin. I talked to the Dr I worked for at the, an ENT Surgeon and he ordered the total panel, and I was actually hypo!! So for lots of months a Dr here was giving me rx for hyper, without checking all the proper levels when I was in fact hypo. So I got on the right medication and it just fluctuates constantly, my thyroid medication strength is constantly being adjusted.

I had a MRI after a seizure recently and it showed signs of autoimmune disease, I'm hoping that it's a result of hypothyroidism. Also I hope that my lack of ability to retain sodium is associated with my thyroid as well.

I have an appointment with a different Dr on Oct 1 that I hope can shed some light on these issues. My Dr wanted me to go to a Specialist, but he knows I dont have insurance and thought maybe another Dr within the practice could help.

So we will see what unfolds ... I'm excited and nervous at the same time.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 01:56:59 PM »

Are you drinking any soda?

Soda beverages and other carbonated drinks are acidic with a pH of 3.0 or less.

In an attempt to keep your body’s blood pH from becoming too acidic, it uses its stored supplies of iodine to neutralize that acid.

This iodine is no longer able to be used by your thyroid which in turn slows down your metabolism

Ian
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010, 05:04:47 PM »

Good luck with the new dr.  Feel better soon.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011, 09:27:01 AM »

Are you drinking any soda?

Soda beverages and other carbonated drinks are acidic with a pH of 3.0 or less.

In an attempt to keep your body’s blood pH from becoming too acidic, it uses its stored supplies of iodine to neutralize that acid.

This iodine is no longer able to be used by your thyroid which in turn slows down your metabolism

Ian


Ian, is this because of the carbonation? I got a home carbonator and love to make my own seltzer...
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