By ONeil Latest Reply 2012-07-24 11:19:51 -0500
Started 2009-12-12 05:08:42 -0600

I would like to know if someone can shead the light on this , and haveing diabeties too. if they or you have the same problem on this as well.

44 replies

"Sue" 2012-07-24 11:19:51 -0500 Report

Hi there ; I was diagnose with my thyroid discease in 1999 , or early part of 2000 . And that makes me very, tired and it takes alot of energy out of me .. And I'm getting tired of being tired . I had this before I had been diagnose with type -2 - diabetes . And I cann't get anything done , because I get very ,very tired very easy. I don't have the energy to do any type exerscie done it takes to much out of me. I would appreciate any soulations that you may have for me . And I have fibromyaliga too .

Type1Lou 2012-07-24 09:04:35 -0500 Report

I started taking thyroid meds in the 1980's. I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1976. Thyroid problems appear frequently in people with diabetes…some believe it may be due to the body's auto-immune response which may be implicated in both diabetes and thyroid. I can expect to take levoxyl as well as insulin for the remainder of my life… levoyl (generic synthroid) dosage has varied through the years, currently at .125.

tabby9146 2010-01-02 14:48:21 -0600 Report

I don't think I have a thyroid problem, at least I didn't 1 1/2 years ago when they were checking me for all kinds of things then found out later, I had diabetes. Lately, I have unexplained weight loss and I was at a normal weight when all of this started. I don't need to lose any. Friends have told me when I go to the doctor to make sure they do a thyroid test. My birth mother has I think it is hyperthyroid? the one that keeps her so skinny. I hope I have not suddenly developed that! This diabetes is enough for me to still come to grips with, even though it has been over a year now.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-02 14:59:01 -0600 Report

I am not sure, but others on this site are—-the fact that thyroid and diabetis seem to "go together"?? I had low thyroid for 50 years, also borderline diabetis?? Now the diabetis is higher, (past 3 years) but the thyroid is consistantly even—-doesn't QUITE add up—-Thyroid problems can cause lots of problems so it sure wouldn't hurt to have it checked and KNOW FOR SURE! Our bodies do change over the years. PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-17 02:12:42 -0600 Report

I have been low on thyroid for 50 years and on Synthroid .`175 in varying doses, since then. MY Dr said that once you have a low thyroid and have to take meds, that you have to continue to take them, having the level checked at least once a year, for the rest of your life.

I was borderline diabetic for over 50 years, but it just got out of hand about 3 years ago, was on Metformin, now on Glipizide, BUT since my malignant kidney was removed on Sept 15th, 2009, I am gradually getting my BS under control—-ate some candy tonight at a party, and my BS was only 140. It was 102 before I went and I have not taken any BS meds for several days, and when I did take 1/2 Glipizide at 180, it dropped me to 80——about knocked my socks off, so haven't taken any since.

I go for my 3 mo checkup in Jan. and will see what the Dr says, but I think with less stress on my body, MAYBE I can come off of any meds, but still check to make sure as I sure do not want any complications down the road! Good Luck!! PR

ONeil 2009-12-17 15:47:38 -0600 Report

God Bless you. and good luck on everything Anna

donna13 2009-12-17 15:56:06 -0600 Report

My sister at age 88 had her malignant kidney removed, this was last spring. She has been D2 for probably about 20 years, but managed to keep it under control, with just a little bit of meds. But now they put her on prednisone (sp). She can't get her bs down now, sometimes it is over 300. They took her off of it, but her symptoms came back and she had to take it again. She's afraid she'll have to go on insulin next. I sincerely hope you are doing better than she is.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-17 18:51:16 -0600 Report

Oh dear!! I am afraid to ask, but, was she on Metformin? I was on it for 3 years, and didn't know that I had any problems until a cat scan of my left lung showed a mass on an already dead and destroyed, kidney. The Drs told me that Metformin was hard on kidneys so stopped it immediately! I was a bit confused——Put on Glipizide and it seems to drop me too much, too fast, even on 1/4 of a pill! The past 2 days, my BS has NOT been over 140, a first for me in three years!

My BS seems to have been brought on by that kidney—and when I had my left knee replaced—-at least right after surgery my Dr proudly told me that I was a diabetic!! I was barely conscious—-WHAT???—-I blithered—-the nurse then piped up, "And when are you going to get that hernia repaired?" Hernia, what hernia—?? Then the nurse whipped out a meter and strips and proudly showed me how to use it—Yow, RIGHT! My poor mind was in a turmoil. It seemed to me everyone was proud of dumping a lot of STUFF on me when I was barely awake and had no clue of anything that they were saying, so I was slow to accept it. OK, I was TICKED!!! "No, You are crazy!! I have enough on my plate" —-OK, OK

However, since that kidney was removed in Sept, my BS seemed to be wanting to lower on its own, so my surgery, so far, has been a blessing!

I would say that the Prednisone is the culprit of her elevated BS, it is known for that! And, why is she on it anyway? I am anxious to follow someone else who had a malignant kidney removed—-give me something to compare with——What kind of symptoms is she having—-of what—-did they get all of her cancer?

Mine was self contained and although it was 101/2 in. long by 4 1/2 in.. and a grade 3, slightly aggressive and was eating the fat in my belly, they thought that they got it all, gave me the choice of taking an experimental regime, which I declined as they explained some of the possible side effects and at 77 yrs, I really did NOT want to go there. Otherwise they said with a malignant kidney, surgery was the only option, but a good one, should NOT have any worries to follow, and so far, I am fine,

I so hope that your sister gets better—-everyone is so different!! Keep me posted!! Hugs, Pat R

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-17 18:52:02 -0600 Report


salmanda 2009-12-17 18:59:58 -0600 Report

That would be great Pat! I hope you can get off your meds. :)

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-17 19:11:51 -0600 Report

Thanks, me too!! What is so ironic, now that I am on oxygen at night and part time during the day, I am slowly getting more energy and can THINK and REMEMBER better—-so the pills are gradually not being so difficult for me to remember!! hahh—-dear me—-But the expense can stop at any time! Wow!!! Mom left me some money—-but I sure hate to use it all for pills and taxes, but thankful that it is there and I am trying to SQUEEZE it hard!! Then I feel sorry for my little cleaning girl and pad her check! Oh, well,——haha—afraid that is my general approach to life right now! Oh, well! haha—PR

packrat2 2009-12-15 10:08:35 -0600 Report

have had type one for 45 yrs. and am on levothyroxine also..

Nichole07 2012-07-23 23:10:58 -0500 Report

Is it working out for you I've been taking the same medication for a year now but I have not had any improvement in always tired and weak I was just wounderin.

ONeil 2009-12-15 18:27:55 -0600 Report

Have you been on thyroid meds all that time or did you just started the meds. I would like to know if I would stay on this meds for the rest of my life or is their a chance that you can go off the meds. I would like you feedback on this. Thank you

salmanda 2009-12-16 17:45:19 -0600 Report

I have been on Thyroid meds for 24 years, and I know I will never go off them. I have an underactive thyroid. I have had my levothyroxine dose adjusted up and down over the years, but never gone off it completely. I now take 100 mcg a day well before breakfast.
Sal :)

ONeil 2009-12-16 22:16:24 -0600 Report

all I was told that I had to start taking it do to my thyord count is 5.41 and it should be 0.3 or 4 so that is why I am asking question to find out in I will be on it for the rest of my life or is it just out of wack.

salmanda 2009-12-17 19:05:31 -0600 Report

I am not sure if those numbers mean it is high or low thyroid…sounds like it might be low in which case you will most likely be on them for the rest of your life. If they are high, you may only have to be on meds for a couple years until it stabilizes. It all depends on what is causing it to be low or high.
Sal :)

ONeil 2009-12-17 21:34:37 -0600 Report

i will talk to Doc on the 23 of Dec to see when I have to go for other blood test to see what is then. then I will have to ask him if my thyriod is high or low and then what is going to happen next.
Thank you for your inforemation.

ONeil 2009-12-19 13:28:40 -0600 Report

Thank you . I hope everything works out good. I may Talk to him when I go for BP check on wensday to see what he says.

dyanne 2009-12-13 01:27:17 -0600 Report

I also have both type 2 and thyroid. Mine was just upped to 150, I was on 100 and just still feeling real tired which I know can happen from both issues. I also have to go back in 6 weeks to have the level checked. I have also heard that other meds can counteract the results . I will ask the /Dr. when I see her. Does anyone notice their hair falling out at all ?? Hope everyone is doing well.

salmanda 2009-12-13 11:39:55 -0600 Report

YES! I hate it! My hair is getting very thin. I never had thick hair to begin with, but this is crazy! My hair is baby fine, too. I can now empathize with the men I know who lose their hair. A friend of mine has used Rogaine with good results. I am considering trying it.

ONeil 2009-12-13 15:25:56 -0600 Report

Yes my hair is falling out and I use to have long hair but a had it cut do to it looked like crap and very thin to where you can 't do a thing to it to make it look good.
Thant you for the infore I thought it was just me.

msann 2009-12-12 16:19:03 -0600 Report

hey guys, i dont have throid problems,hubby has he take levothroxine 125 mg,daily he be real tired some times especially when he dont take his meds, check with your doc have great day

Nichole07 2012-07-23 23:19:31 -0500 Report

Has the medication helped him I'm just wondering because I'm on the same medication and I am always tired I've been on it for a year now but I'm still always tired

caragypsy 2009-12-12 12:34:01 -0600 Report

My Dr. told me my thyroid meds where not working right because I was taking them with food. I'm now talking them with out food and they are working right. Cara

ONeil 2009-12-13 15:21:21 -0600 Report

yes, that is what I was told to so I take mine with out food
and in the mornning.

Keddiekilowatt 2011-03-02 12:06:21 -0600 Report

You take the thyroid med on an empty stomach so it can be absorb into you blood system. When you eat before this happens you don't get the full dose. Since your thyroid controls your metabolism you it effects your heart. If it beats too fast a heart attach is possible, too slow you get oxygen deprivation and you get tired and brain function is inhibited. Otherwords, you can't stay awake and you are in a brain fog/can't think clearly. I have both Type 2 and Hasimoto's Desease. My Grandmother on my Mom side had it and it was not treated at 64 she died from a stroke. I will have to take meds for the rest of my life.

alanbossman 2009-12-12 10:29:36 -0600 Report

Hi Anna, I too have both thyroid and diabetes. i take levothroxine 75mg

ONeil 2009-12-13 15:13:28 -0600 Report

I am taking the same meds and it is only 25 mg .and just started taking the med on thursday.
Thank you

Hinboyz3 2009-12-12 06:31:42 -0600 Report

I have both of these problems, thyroid and diabetes too. Sometimes the thyroid has me so tired I cont function thru the day. Sometimes I feel like I've been run over by a truck. I have to take my thyroid meds daily, have been on them for years at 10. How does it affect you or do you have this issue?

ONeil 2009-12-13 15:09:03 -0600 Report

Yes I do have the same problem and I feel that I can not get anything done this way , and I just started taking this meds, So dose this mean that ones you start this meds that you will always be on it. I would like to know how do you deal with this and your diabeties at the same time.

London 2009-12-14 17:39:28 -0600 Report

I have both problems. Yes, once you start you can not stop taking them. It usually takes a while for them to work, but I have not seen much of a change and I take 88mg of Levothyroxine daily for 2 years. I believe hypothyroidism is what flared diabetes since diabetes is a side effect. You can't win for nothing when it comes to this stuff. Good Luck!

ONeil 2009-12-15 05:33:09 -0600 Report

Tank you , I hope that this does work and lower my numbers to the safe zone. but I wont know for a few weeks on that, or when I get my next Blood test done.
I am takeing 25mcg of Levothyroxin a day.

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