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jaderm (@jaderm)

Hypothyroidism along with epilepsy

Diabetes & Endocrine System | Last Active: Apr 8, 2022 | Replies (12)

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Hello Jaderm. Amanda, the moderator, mentioned that there is a Mayo facility in Arizona. You may be able to access care there, being in New Mexico. It is confusing and frustrating to experience symptoms in a combination of systems, such as endocrine issues along with neurological issues. Each can be triggered by the other, and they can become a circle of stressors. The Mayo group should be able to approach you as a team, starting with the internist who will be your point guard, so to speak. That physician will refer you into the appropriate specialties. Some parts can be done by telemedicine in advance of the trip over. Endocrinology and Neurology are intimately connected and do effect each other. Your internist will connect your dots, with all the info in one spot. Mayo Docs communicate well with the primary care providers. This facilitates really nice continuity of care, so you can take it home for the long haul. I personally have managed my hypothyroidism for 45 years with supplemental thyroid. It is the interplay of combination issues that require a sophisticated and empathetic team approach that allows me to troubleshoot at home. Epilepsy is complicated. Fainting is scary and needs attention. I hope this helps. Good luck!

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Thank you so much for reaching out. I know that a thyroid problem messes with all parts of the body. I’m afraid it’s my heart even though I don’t feel any pain in my chest. I thought I was going through pre menopause but turned out my thyroid was super low. Dr said it was in the toilet. The way I understand it is when you have blood work done they also need to be checking T3 and T4. Something like that. This is all just so confusing