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Thyroid Problems leading to weight loss

Diabetes/Endocrine System | Last Active: Sep 25, 2019 | Replies (69)

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Hi, @suzy37, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I moved your message to the Diabetes & Endocrine System group as I thought you'd meet more members who have gone through similar situations as you here. That sounds very hard going through several years experiencing a lot of weight loss, anxiety and panic attacks, and bad stomach without knowing the cause.

I'd like to introduce you to other members who have talked about thyroid issues who may have some input on your situation, like @shoregal45 @oldkarl @sepdvm @crummens @jcolby @loli.

@suzy37, what was the exact diagnosis your doctor gave, and what thyroid medication did he or she prescribe?

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I had some palpations/irregular heartbeat when I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (low thyroid) although it is more common when the thyroid is overactive or too much thyroid pill replacement. It seemed to go away with the treatment and I have had my dose decreased to a very minimal amount. Thyroid levels are monitored yearly and remain normal. The thyroid is a major control center for the body so issues can produce many symptoms. I wonder if your diagnosis was over or underactive thyroid?

Hi Lisa thanks for the links I was told by my son whom the Dr talked to that I was very low, almost none , I was given prescription for Levothyroxin 50mcg tab went back for testing Dec 5th and that was cut in half (literally cut the tablet in half now) but it doesnt seem to be working right to me not supposed to go back until last week in Jan so wont know until then.