Graves disease and endometriosis

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I have graves disease and I'm currently taking methmazole and athenol to help control it. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 2years and nothing ..Can my graves disease be causing infertility?
I have recently been diagnosed with both graves and hashimoto's disease and I am only 26 years old. My T3 and T4 's were in the 1000's and my TSH levels are <.006. The dr. gave me propranalol for the heart irregularities and the tremors I get and also prescribed me Methimazole. I told the dr. I didn't want to take the Methimazole because I am very sensitive to medications and I do not want to deal with the side effects such as a weakened immune system.
Thank you for taking time to write. I had a ultrasound and it was normal. Why do you think my RT3 is high/normal? I wonder why this TSI test is normal under 125%, but I have 97% meaning I do have some TSI. It could have been higher during hyper times.
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I am the one Cheryl was talking about. I have not thyroid thanks to Graves' Disease, PCOS, diabetes and a host of other illnesses that don't matter much to this. You are not crazy, these are horrible diseases one at a time, much less all together. Unfortunately they tend to run that way. For PCOS they usually like you on a strong BCP. They put me on a mild one b/c of my age and past history of smoking plus all my other illnesses. Am also on Metformin, 500mg 2X daily.
Mild weight gain even while dieting Extreme fatigue/napping GERD/Heartburn/chest pain Mostly constipation mixed with diarrhea Depression/anxiety/forgetfulness/brain fog Abdomen swells for no apparent reason Neck/jaw pain/swelling/pressure Scratchy voice Migraines, dizziness and back of neck/head pain Very cold feet and hands and sometimes a feeling like ants are biting my feet Endometriosis (2 years ago – cured after one year of birth control) Irregular/heavy periods and menstrual-like crampi
Have TSH, FT-4, FT-3 and both antibodies for Hashi and Graves' done. Get copies with the Lab range for future reference. Don't be disappointed though, if your levels are in Lab range. A good doctor will not treat by symptoms or antibodies alone or if your levels are normal. There must be levels to back up the rest. If not then keep abreast of them and mean while look in other health directions. Good Luck. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am not a Doctor or in the Medical field.
One week later I was in the ER again at 180 pounds, soft tissue pitted edema on the right leg and calf, and still no bowel movement and ab swelling. I was given Mag. Citrate and referred to a GI. I've been tested for Celiac and came out fine. I've had an endoscope, upper gi with SBF, bowel transit, gastric empyting which all came out fine. I had a colonscopy and they found a polyp (hyperplastic) in my large colon.
Not sure but someone else recently had symptoms they thought were all Thyroid and they found out they also had Lymes disease. Inner ear infections can also cause balance problems.
Metformin short circuits to some degree insulin's negative role. Metformin also reduces lipids (cholesterol) and so has very positive effects to preventing heart disease and reducing blood pressure. Google any of these terms in relation to Metformin and you will see. If you are a person who has tried to lose weight though calorie control and exercise, but have failed, you should try Metformin.
Google LDN, I am at present trying it out so cannot vouch that it will work but so far it seems to be doing some good to my immune system, I have had to reduce my Hashi meds slightly after only 2 weeks of treatment. I'm female 64, was diagnosed with Hashi, (and also Graves), three years ago, and I went gluten free 4 months ago, which really reduced aches and pains and stomach problems.
http://directory.obscureresearch.net/Thyroid_and_Adrenal Signs and Symptoms: Adrenal Fatigue vs. Low Thyroid Function http://www.drrind.com/scorecardmatrix.asp Normal morning cortisol, followed by low levels throughout remainder of day indicate adrenal imbalance and low adrenal reserve. Overall, low adrenal cortisol production contributes to symptoms of fatigue, allergies, chemical sensitivity, and sugar craving. Low cortisol can also exacerbate symptoms of low thyroid. http://www.
It is good the doc is doing something about it, but remember people with Hashimoto's and Graves have messy, fat thyroids. It *****, but you'll get through this. The biopsy hurts less than a trip to the dentist. I drove myself to mine, but I recommend a friend for moral support. It takes a few days to a week for results. If it does turn out to be cancer, then remember that thyroid cancer has the highest cure rate.
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they left my ovaries due to my age. Last year I was diagnosed with graves disease and papillary carcinoma and my thyroid was removed. recently they have discovered several cysts on my ovaries. Two on the left 2.5 cm and 3 on the right 1.5 cm.(diagnosis brought on by pain) I have not got the final results yet but they apppear to be fluid in nature. I have read that odd's are higher to get cancer due to hyperthyroid. No ovarian cancer in family. Hysterectomy done due to endometriosis.
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I've always had palps for as long as I can remember, but once or twice and sometimes months apart. I got diagnosed with Graves Disease in Feb 2012 and at that point I was getting a ton because that is a symptom of it. Got put on beta blockers and have been on them ever since. I am currently on 10mg of Nadolol and I've noticed that I can go days and weeks without getting a palp and then a week before my period or so I can get about 50 or so palps in one day!
In Feb I developed tachycacrdia following a root canal and was diagnosed with Graves disease in May 2008, treated with Methimazole which made me sleep all day. I had a total thyroidectomy in October of 2008. Immediately following the surgery, I was suddenly unable to raise my arms above my head or reach behind my back and had level 9 bilateral upper arm pain that has been resistent to pain medications which have only succeeded in making my body more toxic.
I have what I understand to be autoimmune disorders. I have Graves' disease, hidradenitis suppurativa and most recently, confirmed endometriosis. I also have other conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. I have also been struggling with fertility and suffered a miscarriage. My question is, might there be a bigger picture regarding autoimmune disorders? I am only 25 years old and these health issues are ruling my life at the moment.
To resent a person who has chronic pain and the disease of addiction is backward and frankly could be seen as cruel. Well, i stayed with him for over 10 years of misery and now i am soo glad i am getting divorced. No the divorce is hell. but...this is my only life. I want to get to the mountain top and i know i cant with him. All the experts now say do not stay for the children. Although that is easeir said than done. That is why i stayed so long.
I have a history of Graves Disease diagnosed at 12 years old and treated for several years with PTU. I had a relapse at the age of 18 and had radioactive ablation of the thyroid done. I have recently seen a rhuematologist due to a slightly elevated RH factor (14) and he drew more labs to detect Lupus and other autoimmune connective tissue disorders, all of which came out negative or normal including the CCP test for rheumatoid arthritis.
Meling333, Please tell me your story as i had a horrible experience with armour last week! I have graves and did the ral thing in 83. synthroid was what they used.. dont remember how they started me out but was on 125 for years then 150 for years after that. I've been having hypo mixed with hyper systems about 3 years ago. I didnt realize it at first.. attributed panic attacks to asthma or acid reflux.
I've recently tested positive for allergies to wheat, barley, cows milk, cheese, eggs, chocolate, mustard, night shades, blueberries, clams, haddock and a host of other wonderful foods. Graves disease, diabetes, glaucoma and osteoarthritis all run in my family~ every generation but, they seem to hit harder every other generation. I am now fat bald AND have a bad do! Can it get worse? I'm miserable and desperate. Can you help me? Tell me where to go?
What 10 pills are you taking for hyper? I had Graves' Disease and I never heard of taking that many pills and can't imagine what they would be. Your symptoms are hyper. You need to do something to get it under control and antithyroid meds are not a long-term solution b/c of the damage they do to the liver. It is better to be hyper than to be ont he meds and that is very hard on your body as well.
Have you been tested for thyroid antibodies to check for Hashimoto's or Graves Disease? It's possible to have an autoimmune disease, and still have normal thyroid labs. Agree that you need the FT3.
I am 40 year old woman and was diag. with graves disease in 2003. I had my thy. radiated and went into hypo. in 2003 and have been taking .112 of lev. (generic) since. Three months ago I went off BCP, which I was only on for 1 1/2 mo and it has changed my life. I got horrible headaches, chest pain, shortness of breath, chest tightness,extreme muscle fatigue, dizziness, vertigo, blurred vision in right eye.
I haven'i had graves for very long and it seems extreme. Should I go to another doctor or what. I am so confused and just want to get better.
You need to get your FT3, FT4, TSH bloodwork, as well as your TGab and TPOab to see if you have Hashimoto's or Graves antibodies. With Hashi, our TSH and frees swing back and forth, so don't let a doc determine what's wrong without giving you the antibody tests. You should also be seeing an endocrinologist, not just an ENT surgeon. This site lists recommended endocrinologists: http://www.thyroid-info.
Postpartum thyroiditis. Supposedly the first phase is hyper and either returns to normal or becomes hypo. Sometimes even that is temporary, but occasionally lifelong hypothyroidism can occur. But I'm sure you've already read up on all that already. I think the connection between preeclampsia and thyroid disease is fairly new. Most of my research seems to have been published in 2012, and that ties preeclampsia to hypothyroidism, not hypothyroidism to preeclampsia.
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