June 24, 2012

Hyperthyroidism vs Hypothyroidism Symptoms

Posted in ENDOCTRINE DISORDER, MISDIAGNOSED, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:30 pm by PCOSLady


HYPERTHYROIDISM vs HYPOTHYROIDISM SYMPTOMS

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PCOS Lady:
Many PCOS ladies will also have a thyroid issue… I have posted the symptoms and info to help you tell the differences and be better informed…
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Seeing an endocrinologist is your best choice of doctors. Your doctor may tell you your thyroid was fine after a TSH only. Some people see multiple doctors before being told they have a thyroid problem. You may be misdiagnosed with depression or Diabetes or not diagnosed with anything!
~ Keeping a list of your symptoms will help in getting diagnosed properly…
~ Be sure your doctor addresses all your concerns and symptoms…
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SYMPTOMS COUNT
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Your symptoms will show you have a thyroid problem. You may be hyperthyroid or hypothyroidism. Absence of periods leans to Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.
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http://www.thyroid-info.com/
~ Mary Shomon, a patient advocate, to be a wonderful resource for thyroid information. She writes books and is the Thyroid Guide writer at About.com…
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Additional info found on www.WrongDiagnosis.com :
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/p/pcos/misdiag.htm
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/h/hyperthyroidism/symptoms.htm – symptom_list
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/h/hypothyroidism/symptoms.htm – symptom_list
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Hyperthyroidism Symptoms:
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~ Heart palpitations; accelerated heart rate
~ Chest pain
~ A feeling of being too warm all the time
~ Nervousness and trembling
~ Insomnia despite feeling exhausted
~ Breathlessness
~ Diarrhea and GI upset
~ Increased appetite
~ Light or absent menstrual periods, infertility
~ Weight loss
~ Muscle deterioration
~ Warm, moist skin
~ Hair loss
~ Bulging eyes, “spacy” gaze
~ Heightened anxiety, irritability, moodiness or depression
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Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
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~ severe fatigue, loss of energy
~ weight gain, difficulty losing weight
~ depression and depressed mood
~ joint and muscle pain, headaches
~ dry skin, brittle nails
~ brittle hair, itchy scalp, hair loss
~ irregular periods, PMS symptoms
~ breast milk formation
~ calcium metabolism difficulties
~ difficulty tolerating cold and lower body temperature
~ constipation
~ sleeping more than average
~ diminished sex drive
~ puffiness in face and extremities
~ hoarseness
~ bruising/clotting problems
~ elevated levels of LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and heightened risk of heart disease
~ allergies that suddenly appear or get worse
~ persistent cold sores, boils, or breakouts
~ tingling sensation in wrists and hands that mimics carpal tunnel syndrome
~ memory loss, fuzzy thinking, difficulty following conversation or train of thought
~ slowness or slurring of speech
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Different sources vary the symptoms lists. Keep in mind that, as with many medical disorders, you may only have a few of the symptoms. And just because you don’t have a hallmark symptom of a disorder doesn’t mean you don’t have it.
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Many times basic and general tests will not reveal certain problems like thyroid disease, prediabetes. You may need to insist on more detailed, targeted tests, even if you feel you have an excellent doctor.
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SYMPTOMS COUNT!
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PCOS Lady:
I have PCOS with 28 mild symptoms… Dr Chang in California told me at first i did not have PCOS… I pushed the symptoms i had and quoted his words back at him on points… He agreed i had PCOS!
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A short quiz found at PCOSupport.org site you can show your doctors… Use it as a general short guide…
http://www.pcosupport.org/support/quiz.php
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This information will inform you and help you on your journey to a proper diagnosis…
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FORUM
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http://forums.bettermedicine.com/forum.php
http://forums.bettermedicine.com/showthread.php/3004-is-it-pcos-or-not

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April 16, 2012

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Posted in Fibromyalgia tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:18 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
About.com is highly informative on numerous topics…
Here is a longer list of Fibro symptoms from the author of a book on it…
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http://thyroid.about.com/cs/fibromyalgiacfs/a/fibrothyroid.htm

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Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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by Mary J. Shomon
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A significant percentage of the estimated 20 million people with hypothyroidism end up also being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, an important connection discussed in my new book Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
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Fibromyalgia affects as many as 8 million people in the U.S., occurring mainly in women of childbearing age. Symptoms usually arise between the ages of 20-55 years, but the condition also may be diagnosed in childhood. Among the entire population, it’s estimated that as many as 3-6% of the general population, including children, meet the criteria for diagnosis of fibromyalgia. This would make fibromyalgia over twice as common as rheumatoid arthritis. In general, fibromyalgia is strikes women seven times more often than men, according to a 1998 National Institutes of Health report.
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Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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Symptoms of Fibromyalgia typically include:
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~ Feeling of pain, burning, aching, and soreness in the body
~ Headaches, tenderness of the scalp, pain in the back of the skull
~ Pain in the neck, shoulder, shoulder blades and elbows
~ Pain in hips, top of buttocks, outside the lower hip, below buttocks, and the pelvis
~ Pain in the knees and kneecap area
~ Fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, waking up tired, morning stiffness
~ Insomnia, frequent waking, difficulty falling asleep, or falling asleep immediately
~ Raynaud’s phenomenon (where your hands feel cold, numb, or turn blue, when exposed to temperature changes)
~ Irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea and constipation, bloating, cramping
~ Balance problems
~ Neurally mediated hypotension — when you stand up, your blood pressure drops, which can make you feel faint, dizzy, nauseous, your heart rate drops, and you can even pass out
~ Balance problems
~ Restless leg syndrome
~ Sense of tissues feeling swollen
~ Numbness, tingling and feeling of cold in the hands and feet
~ Chest pain, palpitations
~ Shortness of breath
~ Painful periods
~ Anxiety, depression and “fibrofog” — the term used to describe the confusion and forgetfulness, inability to concentrate and difficulty recalling simple words and numbers, and transposing words and numbers
~ Frequent urination
~ Muscle twitching
~ Dry mouth
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Note: Page continues at site ….
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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


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SITES
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/22/mold-and-other-chronic-diseases.aspx?e_cid=20120722_SNL_Art_1
~ ** Dr Mercola & Dr Richie Shoemaker, MD … Effective Strategies to Identify and Correct the Inflammation Caused by Mold Exposure… They cover mold, algae, spirochetes, etc… causing asthma, MS, Fibromyalgia and more that upset our metabolism, etc.. causing inflammation in us… Taking drugs does no good unless directed at the causes… The video explains it all! Well worth telling your doctors about!
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March 16, 2012

Iodine (the good and dificiencies)

Posted in MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:48 pm by PCOSLady

Iodine
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Iodine is a chemical element found in trace amounts in humans and is vital to the function of the thyroid gland. The function of iodine in the body is in the synthesis of thyroid hormones: thyronine T4 and triiodothyronine T3, which aid in growth and development.
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Thyroid hormones stimulate basal rate of metabolism, oxygen consumption and heat production. Most of your body’s organ symptoms are directly or indirectly influenced by thyroid hormones.
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Iodine Deficiency Symptoms
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What is iodine deficiency?
Iodine is an element that is needed for the production of thyroid hormone. The body does not make iodine, so it is an essential part of your diet. Iodine is found in various foods.
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Common symptoms that can occur with prolonged iodine deficiency include:

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~ Constipation
~ Depressed mood
~ Dry skin
~ Fatigue
~ Goiter (enlargement of the thyroid, creating a mass in the neck)
~ Increased sensitivity to cold
~ Menstrual cycle abnormalities
~ Protrusion of the eyes
~ Thickening of the skin
~ Thinning and brittleness of the hair and nails
~ Unintended weight gain
~ Weakness
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Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition,
In some cases, iodine deficiency can be life threatening. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:
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~ Being a danger to oneself or others, including threatening, irrational or suicidal behavior
~ Bleeding while pregnant
~ Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
~ Change in mental status or behavior change, such as confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations or delusions
~ Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure, palpitations
~ Respiratory or breathing problems, such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, labored breathing, wheezing, not breathing, or choking
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CHARTS:
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http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
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Common Sources of Dietary Iodine:
~ Cheese
~ Cows milk
~ Eggs
~ Frozen Yogurt
~ Ice Cream
~ Iodine-containing multivitamins
~ Iodized table salt
~ Saltwater fish
~ Seaweed (including kelp, dulce, nori)
~ Shellfish
~ Soy milk
~ Soy sauce
~ Yogurt
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Median Population Urinary Iodine Values and Iodine Nutrition
~ Read at http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
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SITES:
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http://www.thyroid.org/patients/patient_brochures/iodine_deficiency.html
~ Thyroid Organization
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http://www.progressivehealth.com/iodine-deficiency.asp
~ Progressive Health Nutrceuticals
http://www.localhealth.com/article/iodine-deficiency/symptoms
~ Better Medicine from Health Grades
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http://www.breastcancerchoices.org/bromidedetoxsymptomsandstrategies.html
~ Breast Cancer Choices… Interesting read…
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http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
~ Thyroid Organization
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/11/brominated-vegetable-oil-in-us-soda.aspx
~ Dr Mercola … The Psychosis-Inducing Beverage Ingredient You’ve Probably Never Heard Of… January 11, 2012
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Google:
iodine deficiency symptoms
sources of iodine

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