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Need your help with my thyroid problem, Pankaj/ Nisha/Dr.Sharma

Hi
I im 31 yrsold female who had had problems my entire life with weight gain.my family enjoys good food and are on the heavy side hence problem with weight. At one point I was even bulimic but thru hypnotherapy iwas cured of it, thought the temptation is always there.married a man for who looking good is very impt hence ive continued to have the pressure of trying to be slim. I was pregnant in 2006 weighed 55 kgs gained 30 kgs by the end of the pregnancy.Lost 8 kgs with birth came down to 76kgs. Suddenly I gained the weight back went to 85kgs. I tried to diet but I could not knock it off. I was depressed, overweight, cold, tired. Went to India dec 2006 with baby boy for a holiday. Was diagnosed with hypothyroid. Started on thyroxcin 100mcg. the funny thing is when i was in london i checked my blood but i had no thyroid, but in span of 2 months when i went to india i had thyroid!!After 2 months i got my blood checked again
these were my levels:
FT4-1.37
TSH - 0.14
Thyroid antibodies serum
thyroglobulin antibodies- 133.1
thyroid peroxidase antibodies- 31.0
phosphorous serum - 2.9
parathyroid harmone
calcium - 8.6
PTH - 82.3

im continuing with medication, i managed to loose a bit of weight im down back to 75kgs. I need help with loosing weight and help to understand my thyroid. I feel depressed at times, cold, getting constant sore throats,eyes burning, hair loss and sinus blocked noses.dont have the will to do anything and body aches all the time...its doesnt help as my son suffers with chronic atopic eczema turns 1 next month. he scratches a lot and cannot sleep in the night.......
i will be grateful for any advice........
a homeopath family friend suggested i have phytolacca berry tablets...... dont know how much ,though i have been having it for one month, morn afternoon and eve but no difference in weight loss....... and have had sore throats
saw the post on natrium phos for weight loss shud i take it?
thank you for seeing my problem . i will be grateful for any advice
rohini
 
  hope2007 on 2007-06-08
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Hi,
What exactly do you mean 'I had no thyroid'? The lab test numbers you provided are not normal (except phos) so if you haven't had your meds adjusted since that test you need to go back. Have your levels measured again, your cold and hair loss are classic hypothyroidism. If thyroxine isn't working tell your doctor you want to try the med that has T4 AND T3 in it. Your levels should be monitored every couple mths anyways.

Your PTH is hi and calcium low so get out in the sun with your new baby and help your body make some Vitamin D (this will increase intestinal absorption of calcium which will eventually decrease your PTH). If you can't spend more time in the sun take Vit D every other day.
Weight loss should not be your top priority right now. You need to regain your overall health and then if weight is still a problem address it then. The homeopaths on this forum can help you regain your health but there is no magic homeopathic pill for weight loss.
 
thursday last decade
To help you understand a bit more about your thyroid issue-
TSH is thyroid stimulating hormone made by the pituitary gland. It stimulates your thyroid to make T4. Normally, if you have low T4 your TSH will be elevated b/c your body is trying to tell your thyroid to increase its T4 production. Looks like your body didn't do this b/c your TSH is still low in the labs you posted. This means you most likely have Central Hypothyroidism and a problem with your pituitary gland or hypothalamus (hypothalamus regulates TSH release from pituitary). You need to ask your doctor about this. Most individuals with Central Hypothyroidism require higher levels of T4 (thyroxine) meds than the usual hypothyroid case and its usually good to get an MRI of your head to make sure nothing serious is going on.
Another possibility is that you had/have Postpartum Thyroidits. Again you need to ask your doctor about this.

By the way, I'm a medical student here in the US so I know a bit about this but I'm not a doctor.
 
thursday last decade

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