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Community Level 7paulpry118

paulpry118

My body is under active Review with images

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesLots

"... '''So this piece is under Member Advice''' Well I can't give you any advice I am not a GP although with my self diagnoses I perhaps should be! If you know you have or a member of your family have a number of the symptoms, see your GP and DAMN WELL insist on having a blood test. My major problem throughout my life has been no GP actually listening to me and putting two and two together, I have always been hitting my head against a brick wall. I have ..." Read review
18.09.2010

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Thyroid do nicely...

AdvantagesEasy to live with once diagnosed...

DisadvantagesThey take lots of blood tests...

"So little ol’ Kirsty1 is lying in A & E awaiting diagnosis from the “Big Cheese”. She’s been prodded by a houseman, and poked by a Junior doctor, not to mention having been prodded AND poked by the GP why had sent her to A & E in the first bally place. They have all said “It’s Appendicitis” with great aplomb so if the large Edam would just say the same we could all get a move on with cutting the offending organ out of Kirsty1. So out she is stretched, ..." Read review
18.03.2003

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 2p.i.worker

p.i.worker

First I was over now Im under

Advantagesmay lose weight

Disadvantagesnot very pleasant symptoms

" Before my thyroid problem had been diagnosed, I had been feeling unwell for quite a few weeks, not exactly ill but not 100% either. I was very hot all the time day and night and this was late autumn going into early winter and I was still wearing t-shirts! I didn’t seem to need too much in the way of sleep either, (it was nothing unusual to find me ironing or something 2 or 3 in the morning) and I couldn’t bear wearing anything that came round my ..." Read review
21.08.2002

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 7dabmim

dabmim

PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesLots

"Hands up if you know where your thyroid gland is? Ok you’re right it’s in your neck shaped like the letter ‘H’ it sits in your neck, working its little boots off keeping you fit and well. So now put your hands up if you actually know what the function of the thyroid gland is? (Is this an opinion or lecture?) The reality is that thyroid disease affects 1 in 10 women and 1 in 100 men, and can make you feel absolutely awful. The ..." Read review
03.09.2001

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 4AlexW

AlexW

Dealing with Neonatal hypothyroidism

AdvantagesIt's not the worst illness for your child to get

DisadvantagesIts lifelong

"I am writing this on the offchance it may assist others. My daughter has neonatal hypothyroidism...sounds scary doesn't it? well it did the first time we heard it. Anna was just 2 weeks old when we were first sent to Alder Hey. All babies have a hell prick blood test within the first week of life. This test looks for 2 different things...first the PKU (phenoketourin i think but don't quote me) which is an inability to digest milk protein, and ..." Read review
12.09.2003

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 5Maddi69

Maddi69

Under active thyroid

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesToo many to mention

"Last November all I wanted to do was sleep. It was all I could do to stay awake on my days off caring for my son and once my husband came home I had to go to bed. One weekend I slept for 18 hours each day - my family did not know what was wrong with me. My hair was falling out in clumps and my skin was very dry and flakey. I had put on lots of weight, clocking in at 11 and a half stone on a 5ft 3" frame. I was constantly tired and hardly eating ..." Read review
11.06.2002

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 3Alison3

Alison3

Overactive Thyroid Gland

Advantagesnone

Disadvantagesloss of weight, bulgy eyes nervous energy need I go on

"It was 1987. My son was about 6 months old, and I felt strange. The feelings I had crept up on me really. At first I put it down to having 2 young children and a marriage that was going badly wrong. But after months of these feelings I knew I had to go to the doctors to find out what was wrong. I was hot all the time, I would wake up at 2 in the morning and want to get up and work, sometimes I would then suddenly tiredness would hit me after a ..." Read review
08.11.2002

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Community Level 2richiewalk84

richiewalk84

I've been over and under

Advantagesfree prescriptions

Disadvantagesplenty

"Having read two opinions on the Underactive Thyroid i though i would chuck my lot in. firstly let me dispell the myth that it's a womans problem, it isn't sorry ladies but you have to share. I know it's not a funny subject but for those of us who have it you hav to laugh or you'd cry. Anyway back in the dark dim and distant past i.e 1985 i was a fit young man of the ripe old age of 25, i used to spend 3-4 night a week working out at home on the weights ..." Read review
21.06.2002

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Community Level 1alison2345

alison2345

Hypothyroidism - I wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy

AdvantagesAll medications free for life

Disadvantageseverything

"Hypothyroidism happens when your thyroid gland stops producing sufficient Thyroxine. It is a progressive disease so you can have it for years and not know it. Some of the symptoms are: Fatigue Feeling weak Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight Coarse, dry hair Dry, rough pale skin Hair loss Cold intolerance (you can't tolerate cold temperatures like those around you) Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches Constipation Depression Irritability Memory ..." Read review
28.11.2010

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Community Level 4vikkisbest

vikkisbest

Hypothyroidism Review with images

Advantagessometimes you look fat and cant do the things you want

Disadvantageson tablets for the rest of your life

" I will start by telling you a bit about hypothyroidism the symptoms and how it is treated I have been taking thyroxin for 11 years now and my levels are never right so I though this would be good review for me to do Some people do not know where the thyroid is located so I have include a diagram for this Hypothyroidism overly know as an under active thyroid (mexoedema and hashimotos disease) is simply when the thyroid gland dose not produce enough ..." Read review
01.02.2006

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful