Thyroid and diarrhea

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I have diarrhea almost everyday and I have been this way since I was a teenager (I am 30 now). I also have been diagnosed with low iron, borderline anemic. I am wondering if it is possible that the low iron level in my body can attribute to the diarrhea? I have had my thyroid tested several times and it is not the problem.
However when I lay down or sit down it turns into a cooling sensation. Also, I seem to be getting weaker and weaker and more and more tired. Also my bones/joints seem to be stiffening up especially in my neck and i get occasional headaches. Im also hungry all the time and I have frequent bowl movements. Sometimes 2 or 3 a day and it's not diarrhea. and sometimes there is a trace of dark red blood in the stool. I've gone to the doctor's and they can't seem to find out what is going on.
Can you also please provide the reference range for that test? Also, please post all your thyroid tests and reference ranges. Just trying to understand what is going on with you it sounds like you may be describing a hyperthyroid condition and be suffering with hyper symptoms like diarrhea and weight loss. Is that correct?
Do yourself a big favor and find another MD, Good thyroid md's always refer to Free T3, and symptoms, and any md that states what yours did is not realistic and will only keep you in misery, Anxiety and depression are DefinateThyroid symptoms, it takes long enough to get optimal with thyroid, do not extend misery and ill health listening to this clown! She is totally off the wall. How can anyone with medical training state that Free T3 is unrliable!
Sleeping problems Drowsiness Decreased appetite Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Dry mouth and coughing Rash Personality changes Fever Dizziness Weight gain or loss Other side effects may occur, and all unusual behavior should be noted and mentioned to your veterinarian.
I even went to the ER and they told me that I had to go to my primary MD that they did not treat high blood pressure. My MD did blood work and told me my thyroid was out of WHACK.
They check my thyroid levels and now I have gone hyper and to the extreme. My pcp took me off my medication to see if that would help but it didn't and he said I probably have had a bout with thyroditis and I should be getting better. Well now it is October and I haven't gotten anybetter. My endocrinologist stated if my newest levels didn't stablize he would look into other possible things.
It also depends somewhat on the current levels of your biologically active thyroid hormones, Free T3 and Free T4 (not the same as Total T3 and T4), and what amount of thyroid med will ultimately be required to increase your Free T3 level enough to relieve symptoms. And of course you cannot just start with a large dose of thyroid med. You have to start with a small dose and increase in small increments about every 6 weeks, until you achieve symptom relief.
While these explain the nausea and vomiting it doesnt explain why I would wake up to get sick and then the diarrhea would begin minutes later and then lightheadness.(I dont think hpylori and gastritis can cause diarrhea, but correct me if im wrong) Literally the symptoms were coming all together within 20 minutes and then would disappear a day or two later just as fast as they came. Im also soo tired all the time of late.
If the diarrhea continues, I would be seeing your Doc to decrease the T4 med down to 62.5mcg and increasing slowly. Baby steps are needed when it comes to dosage and 75mcg is a high dose to first start with.
I've had diarrhea everyday for i cant remember how many years, my weight has always been a struggle and i too had my gallbladder removed in the end, they said it was diseased and that should have been the cause of the sickness and diarrhea but 5 years on and i dont remember my belly ever being normal yet.
I have been having frequent diarrhea, anywhere from several times a day to several times a week. It seems like right after I wake up in the morning i have diarrhea and they through out the day, as soon as i have a meal. i have talked to my doctor and they tested by blood for hyper active thyroid but could not find anything. have you had anything like this?
I kept my water levels and vitamins and eating up and it has abated (I've cut down a little on the spinach, juices and beans - seems to have helped but I'm not holding my breath).... I also wonder whether it may also be thyroid related (when not on tx I usually have the exact opposite happen!!)... Good luck.
Onyx, Missy and Cookie live with us and Amber. Cookie is the one with diarrhea. Missy vomits all the time, and long-term antibiotics are helping her - but I'm thinking Pet Flora may be an answer to her problem too. Thanks again!! Sorry I'm rambling here! I really appreciate your help and this site!
I have not left the house except to go to a doctor or test in 6 weeks, and my husband has driven me as I feel too weak. I have chronic diarrhea with severe gas after eating. I and am afraid to eat anything that will cause distress and have lost 40 pounds in 4 months (20% of body weight). Constant nagging abdominal pain ULQ whether I eat or don't, I also have anxiety, sweats (no fever), tremors, and lower back pain. Symptoms were occasional at first but are now almost daily.
Hello, I am 29 years old and male. I have been suffering from chronic diarrhea for the past 7 months. I am currently seeing a gastroenteroligist for my problem. He is struggling to find out what is wrong with me. My symptoms first started just a few days following taking malaria tablets, prior to going on vacation to Hondurus (Central America). While on vacation the diarrhea started badly, which followed eating some 'home made' soup (tripe).
Yes, I have eliminated all gluten from diet. I tried eliminating dairy too and that seems to help some but I'm still having diarrhea in the mornings. Dairy definitely seems to make it worse though. For instance, if I have a glass of milk two hours or so before bed, I get cramps during the night and the morning diarrhea is more, well, explosive lol!
Her treatment does not seem to be working and she has been on large doses of IV steroids to control the pain, diarrhea, and dry heaving. We actually just went back to CIncinnati last week and all her biopsies were clear. But because of all the steroids she has had they are not sure what worked.
She should be tested for thyroid, and for Chron's Disease. You can always g to the ER, and refuse to leave until they do the proper tests.
What other thyroid tests have been done besides TSH and TPOab? Free T3 and/or Free T4? I *do* hope they aren't dosing your thyroid based only on TSH......... I don't think your fever is caused by Hashimoto's either. Have they tested for infection and/or virus? It usually takes 5-6 weeks for the thyroid med (Levo) to build in your system, so you get the full effect but it's possible for you to start feeling some minor effects sooner than that.
well i new my period was coming up, it came but it was only 4 days, thats not normal. i always have 28 day cycles and 7 day periods, well lately i have had Diarrhea, and total bad stomace aces for about a week. I also sleep on my stomace so i thought thats probably why its coming around, i also had blood in my stool for a day and today i wiped and there was a gross looking puss or something, can anyone explain this?
She said that all my tests (urine, blood Ultrasound and CT) looked fine and that I probably just have a virus. Well, I'm still dealing with the diarrhea and have noticed that I've dropped weight, enough weight that my pants fit looser. I'm very concerned and worried. I made another appointment with my doctor for tomorrow but I'm really scared. The diarrhea I've been having isn't an "urgent" type of diarrhea. When I get up in the morning to use the bathroom, I just have diarrhea.
now i have figured out that the diarrhea is related to the thyroid medication and, consequently, to the type of foods i eat. i can no longer eat any meat, chicken or fish. they all cause diarrhea. so now i eat only high fiber foods in very small meals throughout the day, and have had to turn into a vegetarian to get some control over the diarrhea. what seems to be going on here medically? i went from being healthy to being very ill. thanks for your help.
I am a 66 year old woman and have had diarrhea on and off for 2 years which I have controlled with immodium. We recently retired and moved and I am lonely, not so sure I should have stayed with my husband, etc, so plenty of stress. I take synthroid for low thyroid and the endocrinologist has increased my dosage from 50mg to 125 mg in the last year. It seems like every time the dosage was increased, the diarrhea got worse, so I was blaming it on that.
All were normal. Also the blood test, for thyroid and something else I forget. I keep reading about pancreatitis. What is the likelihood? What else could it be?
Over that time on three occassions after about a 30 mile ride I had servere diarrhea and once with severe vomiting. I stopped bike riding a couple of months ago because of it. Today during a tough tennis match after the second set I started to experience diarrhea symptoms and could not continue the match. I also experienced shoulder/neck aches. This had never happen before. Normally I can play 3 sets and over 2 hours of tennis without any physical discomfort.
tried havinf two pieces of toast and water, and had diarrhea....sigh.....mostly water but come on.....I dont know what to try and eat.......
my 69 year old mom had a nissan fundoplication nov 2006 (she had intermittent ibs symptoms prior)and since has had chronic diarrhea (up to 15 yellow-orange stools a day, high fat), hot flashes, near syncopal episodes, shortness of breath and has lost 65 pounds. according to the md's everything they test is 'normal' they say they have ruled out crohns, carcinoid syndrome, and thyroid problems. Addrenals also are suppose to be ok, her cortisal is low but in normal range.
There is a family history of thyroid, diabetes, chron's, cholitis, diverticulitis, basically enything GI! I go back and forth between diarrhea and constipation which makes my stomach feel even more blocked up. I am vomiting bile mainly, lots of dry heaving. Sometimes I may spend all morning just heaving. I have no appetite and am not thirsty, making me dehydrated. I have lost like 10 pounds in a week. I do eat if I feel a 'hunger-urge" but they are rare now.
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