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why don"t Dr"s agree??

From: kittenx3 - 10 years 26 weeks ago

I am a 50 year old female, all my life I have had NO problem with weight. I have always been very active,happy and outgoing, In sept. 2006 my weight was 123lbs, I am 5"5" tall. that has been my weight my whole adult life, by dec 2006 i weighed 165lbs. when I first noticed myself gaing weight i dieted and exercised but kept gaing weight. finally went to the Dr in Jan 2007. run bunches of blood work, x rays, CT's. ultrasounds, had a radioactive iodine uptake test, Well everything showed I was hyperthyroid with a multinodular cystic goiter. I was placed on synthoid for three months to see if somehow my body would counteract what it was doing, but it didn't. since then nothing has really been done. I have a scan and ultrasound every six months. My Dr. saids it needs to come out, but the Surgon saids it not bad enough.
I am so misriable now i am at 183lbs, no energy, mentally I feel drained, physically I feel like crawling in bed and never getting up.
I just wih someone could make me feel like I use to. I know I will never be the same as I once was but something close would be good.

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I'm a hyperthyroid patient.
I've read that hyperthyroid patients tend to loose weight I'm surprised to know about your weight gain. I may not be able to suggest you any solution as such but my experience on thyroid forums might help you. I'm also going thro' tough time and I posted my query on half a dozen forums.
I got some sensible replies on one forum
One more suggestion is, if you posting anything related to thyroid disorder don't forget to mention thyroid function test results (T3, T4 and TSH)
All the best.

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I understand what you are feeling. I am 23 years old and was diagnosed with Graves Disease (my thyroid is hyperactive because of Graves Disease) almost a year ago. Everyone acts shocked when they hear that in the past two years I have gained over fifty pounds. Doctors stare and me and say, "but your thyroid is hyeractive?" I am now 190 pounds and miserable. I do not have much advice to offer you except for the comfort that you are not alone. After reading your post I feel a little better knowing that I am not alone, although I feel awful that you are going through the same thing that I am. I think that if the doctors have tried all they can and you still feel awful then it might be worth it to have the surgery. However, make sure that you are prepared to deal with having hypothyroidism. I am also thinking about asking about the surgery because hypothyroidism is usually more manageable, but on this website I have read a few posts where women are having complications getting their thyriod under control after a surgery. The bottom line is that it is your choice. Make sure you know all the facts and make the decision that you feel is best for you. I wish you all the best.