By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-01-27 21:24:48 -0600
Started 2009-01-10 18:23:54 -0600

My recent lab report indicated that I have hypothyroidism and so I have yet another pill to grace me in the morning. Fun.
I was given a paper that explained some of the causes and symptoms of this and found that a lot of the sypmtoms of diabetes as far as our emotions and feeling cold or having dry skin, trouble thinking and weight gain could be mistaken with this.
Wow, I was surprised and wondered if any of you also suffer from hypothyroidism along with your diabetes?

11 replies

Lanore 2012-01-27 21:24:48 -0600 Report

Hi It has been awhile since I have been on the site, but at my last Dr visit she told me I may have hypothroidism…not really looking forward to an othe pill and she is waiting for my next blood work before starting them. Would like to know some of the symptoms anyone is having. I did check it out on the internet and I could only see two that applied to me…I have had alot of muscle pain for a few yrs now and that was one…also very tried all the time, the big one is the wieght gain for no reason. Thanks Lanore =-D

Janice5208 2010-03-13 23:12:40 -0600 Report

hello -I have hed thyroid problems since I was about 13 ,thats 45 years. Now I'm type 2 diabetic, I find If I don't keep up with my meds -I get real forgetful and sooo depressed. I'm always asking questions of the doctor and drug store . It's a struggle.

2009-01-13 17:39:49 -0600 Report

I have hypothyroidism, but was diagnosed in my early 20's after going on the birth control pill. I wasn't diagnosed with diabeties until just a few years ago. However, there is a history of diabeties in my family, so I feel my diabeties was more of being prone to the condition. I am now 56. I thought you should know my age in comparison to how long I have been dealing with my thyroid problem in relation to my diabeties.

Vicrgreen 2010-02-22 00:51:32 -0600 Report

I've had hypothyroidism for 40 years and diabetes for 10. If you aren't getting the results you espect on your thyroid medication you may be like me, unable to use the artificial thyroids. I have to have desicated thyroid, most likely Armour Throid, although there are now generics.

GabbyPA 2010-03-07 07:53:29 -0600 Report

So far, my meds seem to be working. I hate taking them, but they help with weight and balance...so I keep taking it. What I wonder is why so many people have thyroid problems now a days?

joybell 2009-01-13 07:05:33 -0600 Report

Yes! I do know about that b/c I have thyroid and diabetes. It seems like I develop neuropathy after finding out that I had thyroids. I went to the neuorologists and there was no nerve damage and he said that its the thyroid and diabetes pressing on my nerves.

2009-01-10 19:48:48 -0600 Report

I do any getting on the right thyroid medication also helps in weight loss. I have had for levoxyl for over 20 years, and does help keep the weight down and increases your natural ability to activity also the quality of life, good luck that may be meds worth taking. Claudia

caragypsy 2009-01-10 19:43:34 -0600 Report

I had the Hypothyroidism first. Did you know that if you are on antidepressant's the meds do not work right? You have to take a 2st pill for if to work.

GabbyPA 2009-01-11 07:41:49 -0600 Report

Yeah, I was reading all the things it interacts with and some of the symptoms. What a mess. I go to www.drugs.com and check out all my meds to see how they work together, or not. It is like a jigsaw puzzle, and I only take 4. I can't imagine what some must be like with all the meds they take. Yikes.

raerunda 2009-10-07 11:25:25 -0500 Report

Could you give me some more information on this. I am a Major Depressive taking Celexa and was recently diagnosed with Type 2. Which medicines don't work the Celexa, or the Metaforam? Thanks!

GabbyPA 2009-10-07 17:51:44 -0500 Report

Here is what I found on Drugs.com. It has a moderate interaction with your metformin. So you might just want to print this and take it with you to ask your doctor.

Drug interaction between Celexa and metformin/repaglinide

Drug interaction results for the following 2 drugs:
Celexa (citalopram)
repaglinide ⇔ citalopram
Moderate Drug Interaction

Applies to: metformin/repaglinide and Celexa (citalopram)
MONITOR: The hypoglycemic effect of insulin secretagogues (e.g., sulfonylureas, meglitinides) may be potentiated by certain drugs, including ACE inhibitors, amylin analogs, anabolic steroids, fibrates, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), salicylates, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), sulfonamides, disopyramide, propoxyphene, quinine, quinidine, and ginseng. These drugs may increase the risk of hypoglycemia by enhancing insulin sensitivity (ACE inhibitors, fibrates, ginseng); stimulating insulin secretion (salicylates, NSAIDs, disopyramide, quinine, quinidine, MAOIs, ginseng); increasing peripheral glucose utilization (SSRIs, insulin-like growth factor); inhibiting gluconeogenesis (SSRIs, MAOIs, insulin-like growth factor); slowing the rate of gastric emptying (amylin analogs); and/or suppressing postprandial glucagon secretion (amylin analogs). Or, they may increase plasma concentration of insulin secretagogues by displacing them from plasma protein binding sites and/or inhibiting their metabolism (fibrates, NSAIDs, salicylates, sulfonamides). Clinical hypoglycemia has been reported during use of some of these agents alone or with insulin and/or sulfonylureas. Use of SSRIs has also been associated with loss of awareness of hypoglycemia in isolated cases. MANAGEMENT: Close monitoring for the development of hypoglycemia is recommended if these drugs are coadministered with insulin secretagogues, particularly in patients with advanced age and/or renal impairment. The oral antidiabetic dosage(s) may require adjustment if an interaction is suspected. Patients should be apprised of the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia (e.g., headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, hunger, tremor, weakness, sweating, palpitations), how to treat it, and to contact their doctor if it occurs. Patients should be observed for loss of glycemic control when these drugs are withdrawn.