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Thyroid And Type 1diabetes

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by himtoo, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. ann34+

    ann34+ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    your doctor can prescribe to lower your TSH into the normal reference range - which is set by your area/country - but i would be very worried if he or she is giving you any extra thyroid hormone to help you lose weight if your TSH is now in range.
    This can lead to a faster heart rate than is safe. You do not say what your age range is - if you are an older person it would be even more dangerous. Recent research, anyway, on older people, is finding that a wider reference range seems to be safer. Other recent research finds that even a FT4 at the higher end of normal range has risks when older
     
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    magsiesss Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My thyroid is not in range .....

    After having had 50 mcg Levo for 2 months and having had no weight loss - despite eating better and exercising - my TSH levels had increased whilst my BS levels went from 141 to 38 within 5 months ...
     
  3. ann34+

    ann34+ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    thanks for clarifying - you doctor may have been giving you a misleading impression - he is prescribing to get your TSH in range, and hoping this will also lead you to lose weight. It may do, it may not, i don't know. in my case, i was not over normal BMI, but had gained a little weight, but more especially inches round the middle, and getting to a perfect thyroid profile with medication did not change that at all - or for my relatives. Keeping weight from going up became routine for all of us. But everyone is different - your doctor is likely to know more about what might be likely in you case.
     
  4. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Moderator
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    thought I would FINALLY add an update -- after not feeling right since first posting this thread -- I have finally been prescribed an additional 25 mcg of levothyroxine ( total 75mcg now )

    I start on this dose tomorrow -- so hopefully I will be able to lose some weight going forward

    GP wants me back in 3 months to re- test thyroid levels

    fingers crossed xxx
     
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  5. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yay @himtoo - that's fabulous!

    I have my dose changed every now again - last time, earlier this year, was really annoying as I was unexpectedly on too much and had already gone a few too many stops on the bus route back to Bonkersville!

    Good to know they're following you up with another test in 3 months - with luck that extra 25mcg will make all the difference.

    Hugs from Snapsy!
    :happy::happy::happy:
     
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  6. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Moderator
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    bonkersville is on my bus route too !!!!!
    it is a tiny backwater with a very SLOW service to normality in my neck( thyroid ) of the woods.....

    .......suspect it is the express bus in your neighbourhood ..... :D
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    In my own neck of the woods the bus service ground to a halt thanks to localised radioactive fallout - the replacement monorail has been known to fall off its tracks from time to time due to taking the corners too fast.......
    ;)
     
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    scotlady Type 1 · Newbie

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    I've been Type 1 for 48 years and taking Levothyroxine for about 25. My GP at the time reckoned you were likely to be hypothyroid if you met the four Fs: fair-skinned, female, fertile, forty+ . I was, and was also miserable - tired, cold, depressed, hair coming out like mad, depleting eyebrows, dry skin. My sister, also type 1, also needed thyroxine and so did our father. I now take 125mcg and results indicate it as being too much but without it I feel dire. Had a recent bone density scan as thyroxine can effect it but it was OK.
    It does take while to start feeling better on the Thyroxine tabs and getting the dose right with tests every few months.
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooooh I didn't know about this - I wonder if I might get that checked out. Thanks for the heads-up, @scotlady !
    :)
     
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    I had t1 diabetes for 32 years, and then last October got rushed to hospital with an illness. As part of that, my thyroid function was below par and I got prescribed thyroxin. I'm only on 75 at the moment which is okay but hoping I can eventually give it up.
     
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    Two good books are Stop the thyroid madness and one by DrPeatfield. They explain things really clearly
     
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    rather read real people on the forum. Tired of docs
     
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