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#1 WhatHappened

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 06:07 PM

Hypothytoid, newly on meds, about a month. Anyone else get cravings when they first started taking meds? I'm a guy, so, um, other causes are excluded.

Beef: big time.
OJ (though I wait hours and hours after my meds, med @ 5, oh for lunch)

Coffee cut more than 75%. Just mornings now for the most part. Used to be all day long.

Just curious.
Diagnosis: Hashimotos: 01/22/2016. Hypothyroid: 11/2015
RAIU: 6 hr. 1.5%, 24-hr 3.4% 12/2015: 
FNA: Negative
No cancer detected still.
 
All Ranges: TSH - 0.465-4.680 | FT4 - 0.78-2.19
 
11/15/2015: No Meds: TSH: 72.5 | FT4: <0.07 unmeasurable
11/23/2015: Med change: 25 mcg by PCP
11/24/2015: Med change: 50 mcg PCP Consulted with Endocrinologist
12/14/2015: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 62 | FT4: 0.3 
01/19/2016: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 45 | FT4: 0.4 
01/23/2016: Med change: 100 mcg 
03/02/2016: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 21.6 | FT4: 1.03 
03/03/2016: Med change: 125 mcg
05/06/2016: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 10.3 | FT4: 0.95
05/18/2016: Med change: 137 mcg
08/29/2016: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 6.79 | FT4: 1.24  
12/03/2016: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 5.44 | FT4: 1.35 
12/03/2016: Med change:150 mcg 
03/16/2017: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 2.930 | FT4: ??
... intervening tests mostly the same
07/17/2018: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 2.13 | FT4: 1.39 

 

 

Due disclosure:

While many many women are affected by Hashimotos, a few guys are too!

So, my advice or comments or concerns and experiences come from a male perspective. (I'm a real boy, at least after I got to a decent dose of levo and the hair on legs and arms came back).


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#2 jenny v

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:43 AM

I don't get cravings with meds, but I do get cravings when I'm hyper or hypo. I crave salt when hypo and sweets when I'm hyper. I always know it's time to do labs when I'm craving either cheese popcorn (hypo) or eclairs (hyper) It's totally weird, but it happens!


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#3 WhatHappened

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:22 AM

Honestly just the two I mentioned and a reverse one I mentioned:

Craving for beef and OJ, just sorta cut my coffee consumption greatly.

Jenny, not sure about cravings when I was hypo cause I didn't know I was hypo and wasn't paying attention!!!


Edit: omg. Thanks for the prompt andros. You know what all three have in common? I figured the beef was just adding protein and that maybe my body needed it, magnesium oj and beef add it, Coffee removes it. I wonder...
Diagnosis: Hashimotos: 01/22/2016. Hypothyroid: 11/2015
RAIU: 6 hr. 1.5%, 24-hr 3.4% 12/2015: 
FNA: Negative
No cancer detected still.
 
All Ranges: TSH - 0.465-4.680 | FT4 - 0.78-2.19
 
11/15/2015: No Meds: TSH: 72.5 | FT4: <0.07 unmeasurable
11/23/2015: Med change: 25 mcg by PCP
11/24/2015: Med change: 50 mcg PCP Consulted with Endocrinologist
12/14/2015: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 62 | FT4: 0.3 
01/19/2016: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 45 | FT4: 0.4 
01/23/2016: Med change: 100 mcg 
03/02/2016: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 21.6 | FT4: 1.03 
03/03/2016: Med change: 125 mcg
05/06/2016: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 10.3 | FT4: 0.95
05/18/2016: Med change: 137 mcg
08/29/2016: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 6.79 | FT4: 1.24  
12/03/2016: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 5.44 | FT4: 1.35 
12/03/2016: Med change:150 mcg 
03/16/2017: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 2.930 | FT4: ??
... intervening tests mostly the same
07/17/2018: [email protected] mcg: TSH: 2.13 | FT4: 1.39 

 

 

Due disclosure:

While many many women are affected by Hashimotos, a few guys are too!

So, my advice or comments or concerns and experiences come from a male perspective. (I'm a real boy, at least after I got to a decent dose of levo and the hair on legs and arms came back).


#4 hashimotojane

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:31 AM

I've been craving salt a lot recently. I crave french fries really bad and it's making me fat!



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 01:25 PM

I've been craving salt a lot recently. I crave french fries really bad and it's making me fat!

Try drinking electrolyte solution such as Pedialite and see if it resolves - you may just be dehydrated


Free T-4 and Free T-3 are absolutely necessary to properly dose yourself.
My experience is that 1/2 - 3/4 of range is your goal for optimal treatment

My Journey... 7 years to receive a diagnosis. TT 2004 after 4.5 years on Tapazole that had to be adjusted monthly - endo ran labs every 4 weeks. Remission was never going to happen for me so I opted for surgery to remove. Final DX by surgeon was Hashitoxicosis, TPO antibodies over 2000 and TSI 316% within the year prior to surgery. I never had a ultrasound or any lab testing to rule out cancer - pathology was negative. Post surgery I was kept hypo for many years - until I figured out how to dose my self, relying on where I fell in the FT-4 and FT-3 labs. I run TSH below range due to positive TBII antibodies. Horrible time adjusting to addition of Cytomel = patience pays off when adding this drug to the mix.

The happy ending ---> Stable dose since 1/10 Unithroid 125mcg, Cytomel 12.5mcg - labs I can live with.

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