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    Anyone else have this problem?
    I really need to see a doctor and get on armour for it.
    Though thrown into banality, this is not who I am, not who I meant to be. I find my answers in my dreams.

    "With one hand the past pushes us forward, and with the other it holds us back."

    "All love, like fame, is fleeting, when there's no hope anymore."

    "I wrestle alone in the dark, in the deep dark, and that only I can know,
    only I can understand. You live with the threat of my extinction, I live with it too."

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]"I long to be like you, lie cold in the ground like you." 10.3.2006

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    I have it, 3 years. Actually I had it since 15 years, but was careless to go to doctor so I went 3 years ago on first year of college when it became too chronic.
    Anyway, that's the least dangerous chronic disease, and is easily controled, so all you need to do is drink everyday hormones and listen doc's instructions.

    also eating cabbage and (huh dont know word of that...) this slows your thyroid even more, so avoid that food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chloee View Post
    I have it, 3 years. Actually I had it since 15 years, but was careless to go to doctor so I went 3 years ago on first year of college when it became too chronic.
    Anyway, that's the least dangerous chronic disease, and is easily controled, so all you need to do is drink everyday hormones and listen doc's instructions.

    also eating cabbage and (huh dont know word of that...) this slows your thyroid even more, so avoid that food.
    In my family, it is dangerous. Maybe it's just because they didn't have the same medicine when my mom was my age. Thyroid problems are all over the place on my mom's side. My mother, all of her siblings, her mother, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother all had the same or related problems, and that's as far back as she could trace. It was the leading cause that killed her mother at 52. It caused diabetes in my mother's and grandmother's cases. Along with it, for my mom, came lupus, fibromyalgia, MS, and a lot of other things. My mom was sick and bed ridden for the majority of my childhood. And when I was 11, her thyroid levels were perfectly normal the day they found the cancer in her thyroid. Her sister has also had part of her's removed, but I don't know if it was because of cancer. Her other sister and brother both have had problems with their thyroids, but don't want to address it.

    So, I'm trying to beat it before I have to lead the life my mom did. I already feel it fucking me up. I'm trying to get an appointment so I can get on the armour pill.
    Though thrown into banality, this is not who I am, not who I meant to be. I find my answers in my dreams.

    "With one hand the past pushes us forward, and with the other it holds us back."

    "All love, like fame, is fleeting, when there's no hope anymore."

    "I wrestle alone in the dark, in the deep dark, and that only I can know,
    only I can understand. You live with the threat of my extinction, I live with it too."

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]"I long to be like you, lie cold in the ground like you." 10.3.2006

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stariana View Post
    In my family, it is dangerous. Maybe it's just because they didn't have the same medicine when my mom was my age. Thyroid problems are all over the place on my mom's side. My mother, all of her siblings, her mother, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother all had the same or related problems, and that's as far back as she could trace. It was the leading cause that killed her mother at 52. It caused diabetes in my mother's and grandmother's cases. Along with it, for my mom, came lupus, fibromyalgia, MS, and a lot of other things. My mom was sick and bed ridden for the majority of my childhood. And when I was 11, her thyroid levels were perfectly normal the day they found the cancer in her thyroid. Her sister has also had part of her's removed, but I don't know if it was because of cancer. Her other sister and brother both have had problems with their thyroids, but don't want to address it.

    So, I'm trying to beat it before I have to lead the life my mom did. I already feel it fucking me up. I'm trying to get an appointment so I can get on the armour pill.
    Oh, I'm sorry for your mother's cancer!
    I didn't mean about thyroid cancer - that's totally different thing, and often worse possible cancer. I was talking about hypothyroidism alone.
    In my family it's also common, my mom, sister and I all have it, called Graves disease... it's very mild chronic disease and life expectancy is the same as with people who don't have it. But yeah, I'm also struggling, it's much harder than before I got it with getting tired and functioning..

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    Hi

    I don't have it. but I've been tested more time because my mum had it....

    Get it treated as soon as possble - it is a vital endocrine just to keep your body going properly.

    15 is very young.

    Star... I'm sorry about your mum, hypo can lead to weight gain and it can be miserable to shift it - which can cause type 2 diabetest etc... but you sound like you know all this so I wont go there..

    Please don't screw with it if you can, its vital..

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    The problem is the only endocrinologist in town only sees patients on Wednesdays and they want a referral from my (non existent) PCP. So, $15 co-pay to go to the PCP, $30 to go to the specialist, and then $30 a visit until they finally give me what I need. I don't have that kind of money. My mom says that a PCP can test and treat me without an endocrinologist. Armour tablet has a physician finder on their site of physicians that will prescribe the tablet for you. The only one in my area isn't at the clinic they said she was at, much less in the area. So, I'm just going to try going to that clinic and hoping they'll just speedily get me treated. I'm sick of this "Let's see you multiple times so we can get more and more money out of you and your insurance company!" FUCK that. Ergh!
    Though thrown into banality, this is not who I am, not who I meant to be. I find my answers in my dreams.

    "With one hand the past pushes us forward, and with the other it holds us back."

    "All love, like fame, is fleeting, when there's no hope anymore."

    "I wrestle alone in the dark, in the deep dark, and that only I can know,
    only I can understand. You live with the threat of my extinction, I live with it too."

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]"I long to be like you, lie cold in the ground like you." 10.3.2006

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    Thats not good. Here your GP would treat you unless there was major complications then they would the prelimiary stuff and then refer you... It's difficult to see a specalist here, but we don't pay....

    Is there no way you can just go to a standard doctor? It would be better to be on a slight worst treatment than no treatment at all I would think.

    If not I hope you can find the cash...

    Lis xx

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    yeah, that's what I was going to try. I can afford the doctor's co-pay just not the specialist's.
    Though thrown into banality, this is not who I am, not who I meant to be. I find my answers in my dreams.

    "With one hand the past pushes us forward, and with the other it holds us back."

    "All love, like fame, is fleeting, when there's no hope anymore."

    "I wrestle alone in the dark, in the deep dark, and that only I can know,
    only I can understand. You live with the threat of my extinction, I live with it too."

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]"I long to be like you, lie cold in the ground like you." 10.3.2006

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