My age is 24 few days back i got my tsh test its 8.2 so am i hyper or hypothyroid?...
I am bit stressed as doc told me its uncurable and its comes with life long medicine
Does this affects my sexual life as i am still unmarried and as i started masturbation a approx one month before so masturbation may be the reason for my thyroid ...
So should i stop the masturbation can it have an adverse effect of my health and future sex life & does thyroid be curable by yoga or homeopathy ...
SO what special things i should take care of keep my thyroid control ...sorry i am asking bit more question but i am bit confused and depressed ....
Hello, can you please give me the ranges of your thyroid, that means you have your results, then next to it is the ideal result. Please include this then we can see whether you are hypo or hyper. tracking from what your doctor said that it is incurable it is probably hypo. but there is many ways to help your thyroid. if it is naturally hypo. Medicine Coconut oil, can help you, homeopath can help you.
Concerning the masturbation, it is not the reason for the thyroid. A thyroid gets ill for no apparent reason, it just happens and it rules your life.
Please send me some of your other symptoms aswell then maybe I can give you some pointers, I have been hypo for 10 years.
Hello Thyroid does not rule your life...You can rule it by eatting the proper foods and stay away from alcohol. get back to me if you want to discuss more. I have hypothroisum for about two years now and I am living well.
I agree that thyroid disease does not rule your life. I had my entire thyroid removed 5 years ago after cancer and I'm living just fine depending entirely on the thyroid hormone pills. I think one of the keys is educating yourself about your condition. You should know if you are hypo or hyperthyroid and what that means. (If your TSH was 8.2 naturally (with no medication), you have hypothyroidism).
The good news is that both conditions are treatable and shouldn't interfere with your life very much once you get the right medication dosage. It's not a daily condition you have to manage like diabetes or something. You take a pill and go live your life. Plus, you're going to feel 1000% better, too. You probably don't even realize how bad you've been feeling until you feel better.
As for your other question, no hypothyroidism isn't curable, just treatable. Hyperthyroidism is "curable" in a sense, either with radioactive iodine or with surgery, but most of the time, it is too effective and the person is left hypo-thyroid, which is preferable, but still not really a "cure," if you ask me, more of a trade. But again, don't get caught up in the fact that it's "incurable" because the condition isn't that bad. It's just a pill every day. You can handle this.
Also, please don't feel embarrassed or guilty about masturbation. It's natural, it reduces stress, and it's sex with someone you love. Nothing wrong with that. It's not going to cause any future problems when you get into a relationship. In fact, it will probably be beneficial because you'll know more about your body and be more comfortable with intimacy.
As for what Healthyway said, I think eating right is always good advice for anyone, as well as drinking responsibly and in moderation, but abstaining altogether isn't necessary unless you are taking a medication that specifically interacts with alcohol or if you are having problems with it.
The main things I would say you should do to keep your thyroid under control is to make sure you are taking your medication properly. Take it at the same time every day, on an empty stomach (not eating for an hour after), and not taking calcium and iron supplements within 4 hours. All that can change the amount of hormone that is absorbed. The thyroid hormone pills are very very small dosages (micrograms, not milligrams), so small changes can make a difference. Consistency is key. Also, keep up with your doctor appointments and blood tests to make sure your dosage is right.
If you have more questions, we're here to help. And don't be afraid to ask your doctor lots of questions. Write down a list before you go to your appointment and make sure they are answered. Also, if you are hypothyroid, ask your doctor about being tested for Hashimoto's thyroiditis. It's an autoimmune disease that causes many cases of hypothyroidism and if that is what has caused your condition, there are a few other things you should be aware of, but nothing to worry about right now.
Anyway, don't be depressed. It's all going to be fine. We're here for you.
I have a Hypothyroid I have been under alot of relationship stress and I have been to the emregency room at my local hospital for panic attacks. I was told my thyroid medication needed to be re-ajusted? has any one ever had a panic attack before and is their anything I can do to avoid them in the future? I have been taking oraganic coconut oil everyday, I heard that helps also the thyroid function better. I stop drinking coffe and eatting junk food.
I've been reading about thyroid stuff for more than five years and I've never heard of coconut oil in connection with hypothyroidism before. So I looked it up. I'm skeptical to say the least.
From everything I know as an educated layman, the thyroid is both simple and complex. It is complex in how much we need it, how hard it can be to diagnose issues with it, etc. But it is simple in how little we have control over it. Iodine and radiation are basically the only things that I've seen that we can actually control that can help or harm it, other than actual medication. Too little iodine or too much radiation is bad. That's about it. Other than that, it's on its own to do what it's going to do.
I don't think coconut oil will hurt you (just make sure to tell your doctor you are taking it), but I again I am skeptical that it has any benefits at all except maybe for your skin. I think you should instead focus on researching more about your condition medically so you can ask you doctor what you TSH level is and know that he's right that it is that you medication needs to be adjusted. You should know just from the number how far off you are. Knowing this stuff can really be useful. I remember one time that my TSH came back too high (meaning my thyroid medication was too low), but I had just gotten over the flu and being sick makes you use more thyroid medication. My doctor wanted to up my dose, but I said "no." Instead, I said I wanted to re-test in a month and see if it was normal then. Turns out, it was and it was only low from being sick. Had I not had that knowledge to question the doctor, I would have ended up really hyperthyroid. This is just an example, I'm not saying this is what is going on with you. This is just my reasoning why everyone with a medical condition, not just us thyroid people, need to educate ourselves and ask questions.
Having your thyroid medication dose off can definitely give you anxiety along with sleeplessness and a whole bunch of other symptoms (some of which you may not even realize you have because they can be subtle and come on slowly). It may take a month or more for your symptoms to subside. In the mean time, when you feel the anxiety come on, remind yourself that it's artificial, that it's not from something real in your life, that it's the medication and it will get better. Recognize what it is. Deep breathing exercises, meditation, hot baths, chamomile tea, exercise, yoga, or whatever you can find that can keep you from getting overly anxious. When it is from a real source, like your relationship, remove yourself from the situation. Go take a walk or just go sit outside for a few minutes until you feel calm again. Tell your significant other that you are having a really hard time right now and that you need more understanding. Perhaps consider couple's counseling if you feel the relationship is worth saving. Or consider moving on if it isn't. You have to take care of yourself and you deserve someone in your life that is conducive to healthy living.
I hope you feel better soon. Feel free to reply if you have more questions or just need to vent. Sometimes that helps, too.