Dose any one here have hyperthyroidism and diabetes

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-07-26 01:17:06 -0500
Started 2012-07-08 00:31:00 -0500

I've been going through a lot trying to figure out what's going on with my body its been a year now scents I've found out i have hyperthyroidism iv been diabetic for 4years now i am now 24 and I was wondering if anyone has hyperthyroidism and dose life get better cause God knows I pray every day for everything to get better

17 replies

figment84 2012-07-11 17:25:20 -0500 Report

I have type 1 diabetes, diagnosed at age 19 and hyperthyroidism, diagnosed at age 24. You are not alone. Things do get better. I am 27 now and feel very fortunate compared to others. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Good luck!

Nichole07 2012-07-26 01:17:06 -0500 Report

I became type 2 when was 18 I had my son then I found out I was type 2 when I had just turned 20 I am now 24 it's been a year now scents I found out I have hyper- in still trying to figure out what medication is right for me.

berrykins0 2012-07-09 16:51:18 -0500 Report

iwas hypothriod in the beginning then my thyriod was attacked my my automuine system then i became hyperthyriod which didn't need meds for hypothyriod after a yr beeing hyperthyiod my thyriod return to normal.i don't need meds for now. i'm type 2 diabetic was told i at the same time i had both conditions have been for the last 3 yrs. i'm now 38 going to be 39 in 2 months.theres a connect page for hypothyriod but you join with others like yourself an people like on this page to learn and wth people.

Lizardfan 2012-07-09 11:38:16 -0500 Report

I have type2 and hypothyroidism too! I had the hypo issue first, I take Armour, actual pig or cow dessicated thyroid so I get T3 and T4 and I have no issues with it at all. I also see an endo and he keeps a close eye on my labs for any adjustments that may be needed. When I am taking too much meds, my heart races, when I need more meds, I feel tired and lethargic. Can't remember when I had an issue last. Good luck, hoping you do better real soon.

IronOre 2012-07-10 21:47:59 -0500 Report

I have the same issue as you, hypo (but hyper first). I have been Type1 for 38 years.
I am taking generic Synthroid now, as I have for 25 years, and I am really beginning to hate it ~ I'll keep the side effects to myself.
So, you take Armour instead of what I take , correct?
I have been looking into an alternate to "synthroid" for quite some time, so it sounds like this may be something worth bringing up to my doctor, and I like that it appears to be "natural".
Is it very expensive?

Lizardfan 2012-07-10 23:20:09 -0500 Report

Not at all, my co-pay is less than $3 @ WalMart pharmacy for 90 days. I have chronic bursitis and joint pain, that is why my doctor (FP) put me on Armour. Since it has both T3 and T4 it helps with keeping my joints lubricated and I have less pain. I took Synthroid and Levoxyl before and the Armour really helped with the pain once I switched. My endo has kept me on it for years.

Pastor Naomi
Pastor Naomi 2012-07-09 12:12:16 -0500 Report

Hi, I also have Hypothyroidism and diabetes, type 2. My thyroid went bad when I was a teenager, and when I was about 60 they finally removed it because of cysts and nodes and nodules growing inside. I had gestational diabetes with my 2 youngest children, though and only in the last 6 years have I become a diabetic. Because I lost my gall bladder after my 1st 3 pregnancies, I have nothing to filter the meds through so I am unable to take oral diabetes meds, and am on 5 insulin shots a day. For about the 1st 30 years I took Armour Natural thyroid extract, which comes from pig thyroids basically. I felt great most of the time. Then I got a bright young doctor, who told me that it was easier to track thyroid health through the TSH and they had new fake meds, i.e. synthroid, levoxyl Levothroid, levothyroxine, etc. He took me off the natural stuff and I began to get sicker and sicker. Synthroid and its kissing cousins which are all un-natural substances, do not do for you the same as the natural thyroud meds do. recently I begged my endo to put me back on Armour Natural Thyroid extract. I used to take 2 grains for 30 years, so she started me on 60 mg. I promptly came down with 3 different ailments at once and needed an antibiotic. I called the pharmacy and they told me 60 mg was only half my former dose, so they said take 2 of the piles a day and ask her to write a NEW SCRIPT FOR 120 MG! Well, now I am starting to feel like the younger version of myself. When I was not on the natural thyroid I got 3 or 4 other major ailments, HBP, High Cholesterol, heart disease, and finally diabetes. I can't wait for my first blood test to see how I am doing, and remind her she needs to do T3 & T4 testing also. If you feel exhausted all the time talk with your doctor about the natural stuff. Right now I a looking for a wholistic doctor so I can do more supplements and lest drugs. Good luck!
Pastor Naomi

Type1Lou 2012-07-08 16:17:18 -0500 Report

Back in the 80's I was diagnosed with thyroid problems…my endo had noticed that my eyes were "buggy" (my words not his). He explained (if I remember correctly) that I probably had been hyperthyroid but then that resulted in hypothyroid…anyhow, he prescribed synthroid and I've been on it ever since. (Now using a generic levoxyl.)There have been some adjustment to the dosage over the years but, with the medication, life became "normal" again … or a normal as it gets for us PWD's.

Nichole07 2012-07-08 19:56:38 -0500 Report

How do you feel when u take levoxyl I am currently taking it I still have yet to find the right adjustment I'm taking 88mg of levoxyl I just want to have faith that everything will get better I thought levoxyl was for hyperthyroidism thanks for the help I will check it out

Type1Lou 2012-07-09 09:12:53 -0500 Report

I've been on 125 mcg of levoxyl for a number of years now (had been on 135 mcg and 150 mcg before that). Quite honestly, I get confused about the hyper/hypo designations. All I know is that I need the levoxyl to function properly. I started taking it in the 1980's. Last year, my endo had me undergo a thyroid scan and I learned that long-term taking of synthroid /generics will actually shrink the thyroid because the tech had difficulty seeing mine on the scan. Talk to your endocrinologist about the "buggy" eyes as that is frequently a symptom of overactive thyroid (hyper). (I don't know if you recall a comedian named Marty Feldman; he had the buggy eyes associated with hyperthyroid.) That may disappear as you are treated…mine did. Proper thyroid levels are needed for energy and weight control (everything is SO inter-related!) I feel fine now with sufficient energy levels to function and have my weight under control, ranging from 116 lbs to 121 lbs…good for my 5'3" frame. Thyroid problems frequently appear in PWD and I believe it's tied to an autoimmune reaction in our bodies which can damage the thyroid.

re1ndeer 2012-07-08 01:56:50 -0500 Report

I don't have hyperthyroidism, I have the other Hypothyroidism.
I have found an article about both diabetes and hyperthyroidism, I will post it here:

There are several people on this site and on our sister site for thyroid problems, it is listed as hypothyroidism, but, people have posted about hyperthyroidism.

It is the weekend and some of the people, are not on right now, but, they could possibly be on, on Monday.

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