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Hyperthyroidism - May 18th 2019, 12:14 AM

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I went to the ER the other day because I almost passed out along with a few other issues. My heart rate and blood pressure was high and I guess something was wrong with my thyroid hormones. They couldnít confirm but said I might have hyperthyroidism and want me to see an endocrinologist.

Iím looking for experiences from people who either have hyperthyroidism or know someone who does.

What type of tests do they run to confirm diagnosis?

How do they normally treat it? I know none of you are doctors and everything is case by case but if I have it I want an idea of what to expect. Right now the ER put me on Metoprolol for the time being to lower my heart rate and BP.

Whatís it like on a daily basis living with it? How often do you need to go to the doctor to monitor it and such?

If thereís anything else youíve experienced you think I should know do tell me! Again this isnít confirmed, just a possibility.

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Re: Hyperthyroidism - May 19th 2019, 12:18 AM

I can't answer everything but my mom and brother have thyroid issues and they take medication and it helps. I'm not sure how often my brother gets checked but I think all they do is a blood test.

I know when he stops taking his medication he ends up having issues and I think he gains a bit of weight.

I know once it's taken care of its not that bad. I'm not sure how many pills my brother takes but I think it's only one.


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Re: Hyperthyroidism - May 19th 2019, 12:41 AM

My body is weird in the sense that the ER doctor said one hormone level that was high is a sign of hyperthyroidism but then the other thyroid hormone was also high. Usually it’s low in hyperthyroidism cases and when it’s high it means hypothyroidism. But they’re leaning toward hyperthyroidism because of my heart rate. So, my body is weird and I’m assuming the endocrinologist will need some sort of detailed test ahah.
Still recovering! My appetite is still shot and I’m getting exhausted doing simple tasks. But I’m hoping I’ll feel better soon.


   
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