My wife was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism 5 years ago in san jose, california. After her first visit when she was told about her thyroid problem, she went back to do some other tests and then she was told that she went from hyperthyroidism to hyporthyroidism. Then few months later she got another test and she was told by the same doctor that her thyroid problem was in remission - meaning that her thryroid problem was under controlled.
We moved to florida a year after she was diagnosed. After few months she went to another doctor and the doctor told her the same thing, the thyroid problem is in remission. This doctor is not an endocrinologist so I don't understand how he can give this information just by a blood sample and not knowing much about this condition.
Well, to get to the point, my wife still behaves the same way she was behaving 5 years ago in california.
1. Drastic change of mood. She wakes up everyday upset and then she calms down during the afternoons.
2. She tends to cry very easily.
3. Sometimes she feels a hot temperature when everybody else feels comfortable.
4. She feels emotionally a certain way one day and a different way another.
Here i'm pasting a very good link I found in the internet about this thyroid inbalance that basically explains that a thyroid problemunder remission means nothing.
i told my wife that she has to see an endocrinologist because they are the ones that specialize in this type of illness. Now she is refusing to go and I dont know what to do. She even wants to divorce me and she is not taking care of the kinds like she used to.
I have hypothyroidism and what you are describing sounds nothing like it.. It sounds more like bipolar disorder.. As far as temperature changes.. Normally the person feels colder than everyone else.. Does she feel fatigued all the time? Does she get lighheaded often? Are those the only symptoms that she has? Anyway, see if she'll be willing to see a psychiatrist or something for her moods, and then after she starts feeling better with that, she may be more willing to see the endocrinoligist. If she does have a thyroid problem, the doctor will just prescribe her a pill like synthroid/levothyroxine to take everyday for the rest of her life.. It's basically her thyroid in a pill.
I also have a hypoactive thyroid and am taking levothroid. I also have a sister who is bi polar. It really sounds like your wife is bi polar. I am always colder then everyone else. I was also tired all the time, my hair started falling out, I was getting sick really easily and gaining weight. I never had serious emotional problems. Maybe your wife has something else wrong with her. I totally agree with bd1012. Maybe this problem has nothing to do with her thyroid at all..
I will have to sit down and ask her all her symptoms again, remember this my wife is going thru this situation, not me. So it's difficult for me to tell you what exactly she feels. I have an idea by the things she has told me but I will have to collect more information and let you know.
One thing I can tell you for sure. She was diagnosed by an endocrinoligist with hyperthyroidism. Could it be that the endocrinoligist was not telling the true?
But, I have those symptoms when I don't take my meds. I also gain weight and am very lazy-like, not necessarily sleepy, but like too tired to do anything. Then again, I had severe depression about a year ago as well (at the same time I found out about my hypothyroidism).
Hi! I was recently diagnosed with a rare type hyperthyroidism. Also, the endo said I have grave's disease which I guess a type of hyperthyroidism. I dunno, whatever. To explain...Only 90% of hyperthroid patients lose weight quickly. The other 10% don't like me. So anyways, I have been suffering with some mental/emotional issues to for about 5 years since my thyroid problem started. Your wife maybe really depressed about her illness or it may be caused be the disorder. My endo said that most of my "issues" have alot in link to my hyperthyroidism. She should defiantly see an endocrinologist her regular doctor cannot diagnose it. All most 99% of them don't know enough about the thyroid to make a correct call. The thyroid is a very complicated organ and that is why there is a specialist for it. Do yourself a favor and take her to an endo. The endo may want her to see a psychologist to see if there is a problem mentally. This being my opinion, I dated a man with bi polar and she doesnt have the "highs" with the bi polar syndrome. He went from being very mellow almost kind of a "drunk-like" to a very very very angry, punching anything he saw in his path. I'm not saying hers could be that severe but, from what you describe, it doesn't sound the same. I think your wife is suffering a kind of side affect from the hyper/hypo thyroidism. It messes with your hormones, what do you expect? Well, like I said, thats only my opinion...Dont take it as medical advise! Its only my experiences that I make the statements.
I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism about 5 years ago when I was 16, and at that time I had all the usual symptoms, like weight-loss, tremors in my hands, fast heart-rate etc. I was also aching constantly, I was hyper like a young child and very moody, I cried at the most stupid things, I was sensitive to hot and cold, I had double/blurred vision, my hands were very sensitive and hurt a lot, and I had bad anxiety, I had panic attacks for no real reason, and I couldn't concentrate on anything.
After being on medication for a while I was told that I was in remission, but then I started getting symptoms again, it had come back, after being put on more meds I was told that it had gone the other way and I had hypothyroidism; I put on weight, could barely walk without having bad pain in my calves and shins, I felt cold all the time but I would sweat a lot, I had some hair-loss etc. Then the medication for that made me Hyperthyroid again, so I had radioactive Iodine, it worked for a couple of months but then I was hyperthyroid again. Then the same thing happened again; I was put on meds and I was hypothyroid again, it's been switching between the two ever since and I even had Radioactive Iodine again last year, but yet again it didn't work. After being on meds for the past 6 months, I saw my doctor yesterday and he said that blood tests show that I'm in remission again (this has happened a few times) but this time I'm having symptoms of being hyperthyroid, but my doctor says that it has nothing to do with the thyroid gland, I'm not comvinced, but I've been taken off medication so I'll see how I go.
I would suggest maybe looking into menopause as well. I don't know what age your wife is but its always a possiblity. I currently have hyperthyroidism and the endo doesn't know the cause and doesn't seem interested in finding it. The symptoms you are describing seem almost like a mild hyperthyroid problem (if she has it). My endo thinks I may have been off and on with my thyroid problem since I was young. It got worse about 4 months ago. I was nauseaus all day and had really bad anxiety. I thought I was just a nervous person until my hands tremored so bad I couldn't drink without spilling.
But I am hot all the time. Without meds I have a resting heart rate of 122. You could check her heart rate yourself. I know emotions are different with people and thyroids, also I am a male, but I got very angry for no reason and my wife didn't like me driving with the kids. So, I don't know if that helped you but maybe.
I had hyperthryoidism... i'm 13. i got hyperthyroidism when i was in second grade.. i used to get hot flashes. really weird mood swings... it all pretty much sucked. since i was a kid i was pretty active but i never got to be as active as the other kids... I was pretty ok with it until my heart rate started going up to 200+ while i was exercising. my heart rate was also very high while i was resting.. between 120- 140 while just sitting down. i got my thryoid ablated when i was 10. now my heart rate is normal. and it doesnt get that high while exercise. i'm on a hundred mg of levoxyl a day. my mom's on 50. it helps alot. considering i don't have a thryoid anymore..
I'm currently suffering from Hyperthyroidism, that was diagnosed 2 weeks ago. I have all the classical symptoms;anxiety,blurred vission,palpitation,buzzing in the ears, loss of weight,loss of concentration,depression, delerium and inner carnial pressure. The pressure in my head is the worst of all the symptoms,because i cannot think clearly or see clearly.The pain now spreads to the left side of my face. I don't have tremor on my hands and feet though, instead it happens at the back of my neck...when it happens i feel like fanting. I just started taking Strumazol 30mg, still waiting for it to kick-it yet.
I don't know of any one who's had these strange brain tremors like i do.
Last week i did blood test. To be honest, that was the first time i decided to check my TSH as well as T3 and T4. The results were shocking. My TSH was 0.0009 instead of normal minimum 0.27. I'm not taking any meds yet and doctor prescribed me another tests. I was going over all these comments left by other people, and for me it's something absolutely new.
I am currently suffering from HYPOTHYRODISM(underactive thyroid) and I had the same symptoms; anxiety, blurred vision, palpitation, buzzing in the body , weight gain ,loss of concentration, depression, also I used to have pain in my head and a shriek pain in the back of my necks muscle and shoulder. I had panic attacks for no real reason, and I couldn't concentrate on anything. Hair loss, and foggy head etc etc.its been one year since I am on Levothyroxine 75 micrograms. I was not feeling absolutely fine after 5 months then my sister asked me to eat OKRA (BHINDI) (LADY FINGERS) on daily basis .Because she had been suffering from HYPERTHYRODISM (overactive thyroid) she told me that she ate okra for throughout a year besides her medicines and after 1 year her disease had completely gone and since then she Is not taking any medicine .her doctor said she doesn't need any further medication .And from last 4 months Im eating one plate okra (approximately 20 to 25 pieces of okra ) besides my medicine . all of my symptoms have been fading out which I have mentioned above .and Im feeling much better my doc says Im recovering very quickly .So it means no matter you have underactive thyroid or overactive thyroid if you have problem with thyroid just eat okra on daily basis until you get rid of this disease. MY RECIPE(I just cut okra in 2 pieces and then fry them in 2 table spoons oil for 2 mins then I add 1sliced green chilli and salt with half tomato and cook them for next 2 mints thats it now you can eat them with boiled rice or bread .You can use your recipe .But it Is important that you must eat it daily until you get well. you will find it very helpful INSHALLAH .
hi i'm new to all this, i went to the doctor last week cause i thought i was suffering from my nerves and anxiety, i had some blood tests done and the same day my doctor phoned me up in work and told me i was suffering from an overactive thyroid, same day he put me on carbimazole and told me to make an appointmenrt with him as soon as possible! i do suffer from sweating and anxiety hope these tablets work cause i get really bad hand tremours!
I have Graves Disease, the main cause of hyperthyroidism. I have the same symptoms as your wife. Even after the thyroid is cured, lingering effects can still be a problem. Her brain is damaged during the disease and may not return ever to who she was before the disease. . She is most definitely hyper thyroid... not hypo thyroid... there is an extremely big difference. I am always hot and irritable. Many people who go to a shrink for bi-polar or manic-depression are tested for HYPER thyroid because the symptoms are so similar.
Hey I have hyperthy and my mood swings and emotional problems have become a real problem I'm up and down and I cry at the slightest thing I am on carbimazole and now beta blockers again, I sympathise with you and your wife
what can they give you for the emotional effects from hyperthyroidism? I have inside shakes soooo bad!! if that would go away i would be able to deal with my condition a bit better! I just wanna feel o.k. again. =) how long do you have to be on beta blockers for hyperthy? cause I was on 3 a day, then just one yesterday, now just a half one this mornig so far..... I just hate all the side effects of teh meds!!