Thyroid


kmich

New Member
hi fragile

it's Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. It's an indicator/easiest way to test for thyroid conditions.

High=hyperthyroidism/thyrotocosis (over-active)
symtoms: tremor of fingers, heart palpitation, swelling at thyroid gland, etc.

Low=hypothyroidism (underactive - common for people on treatment for hyperthyroidism)
symptoms: slow heartbeat, etc.
 

kmich

New Member
As mentioned in my previous email, those are the physical symtoms. to confirm, do a thyroid function test (blood test). this test can be done at any clinic or lab and no fasting is required.
 

ellasara

New Member
Hi Symptoms of Thyroid is general fatigue, feeling more chilly than most people, difficulty in losing weight, muscle aches and pains, mental sluggishness, dry skin, dry hair, hair loss, waking up tired, anxieties and/or depression, irritability.

Low thyroid can intensify the ill effects of other disease because all metabolic actions require energy; and thyroid hormone hormones sets the energy level.

Stress, lack of sleep, diet as well as hormonal imbalance may also be the reason.
 

mirror

New Member
hi,

i've been diagnosed with hyperthyroidisim, and currently started medication.

just like to check has anyone started medication for thyroid and not gain too much weight due to it? as vain and shallow as it may sound, i'm afraid of weight gain.

from wat i noe, medication for hyper is to supress the production of thyroid hormones and hence the matebolism will reduce... so to watch my diet may help in preventing weight gain?

sorry, can't help being so shallow...
 

michy_wong

New Member
no lah... dun be silly. this is not abt being shallow or not. getting fat is the beginning of many health-related problems. so it's really not all abt being pretty or vain.

for a start, just watch ur diet. take more fruits and veg, cut down on ur carbo and fat intake. monitor ur weight first before deciding to take on any wt mgmt programs.
 

mudpie1222

New Member
Hi,

I've been on carbi for almost a yr, very low dosage though. My weight only gone back to my normal weight. No excessive weight gaining. Guess as long as you watch what you eat. Was told to stay away from anything high in Iodine.
 

mirror

New Member
hi mudpie, do you mean carbimzole (or something like that?). i'm on that too. just started, maybe tat's why the dosage is quite high. starting to watch my diet, not just to maintain current weight, but for improving health too...

though thyroid is not a life threatening, serious illness, but it made me realise being healthy is the best... and the importance to look after ownself.

thanx gals!!
 

sus_sus

New Member
Hi, Ya,

I heard its becos of hormonal upset thats why better dont conceive till treated.

I also vaguely read about this on some web threads.
 

mudpie1222

New Member
Hi mirror,
Yes, it's carbimozole, mine is a relapse during last May, started the dosage from 10mg per day to 2.5mg per day now. Had my blood tested monthly, e'rything's stabilised but doc told me to stay on the medication for at least a yr. When I was first diagnosed with the condition, doc put me on Carbi for about 6mth and it recovered.

Sus Sus, yes, did ask various GPs about it, indeed, it will affect the formation of the foetus, but then again, when I consult my specialist, she said that it's very rare. But if we are worried, she can put me on another medication (not sure of the name) that's safer but is more expensive. However, when consulted my gynae on this again, he said that it's better to stabilised the condition before conceiving.I guess, it's better to be safe than sorry. Whatever it is, should consult the specialists for more details.

What I know is that it is not advisable to go through surgery when you have this condition, as last yr I went through a minor surgery for a seperate condition, the doc actually waited till my thyroid is stabilised before going through it. So, when you visit a doc on other of your problem, do remember to inform the doc that you're currently under this treatment.
 

mirror

New Member
hi mudpie, thanx for the infos... i'm on 30mg treatment right now, 15mg morning, 15mg nite. quite a lot, i would say. according to my doc, my thyroid level is very high.

do you feel really tired when starting to take the medication? i was alrite for the first few days, but now currently feeling very tired, and cannot concentrate at work.
 

irenep

New Member
Hi all,

I also hv thyroid for yrs already. Hv been seeing Dr Ho fm SGH. Presently no medication is required as I was told that my condition is under control.

Think what we take is really important to us... Stress also plays a important part !
 

mudpie1222

New Member
Hi mirror,
Yes, I think one of the symptom is palpitation, weight loss, tiredness, lethargic, insomnia, agitation......... Guess diff patient will experience different symptoms. Was told to just live life as per normal, and plenty of exercise. And of course, most importantly, try to relax, cause yes, irene is right, stress do play a part too.

Irene, i'm seeing Dr Daphne Khoo from SGH. But haven't seen her for a while alrdy, cause she was on really long leave since end of last yr. Think she just came back, will be seeing her in Jun.
 

michy_wong

New Member
mudpie - can i ask wat causes thyroid? wat's the indication of having a relapse? cos the symptoms u mention doesn't seem very unique. i'm oso someone who experience lethargic, insomnia and agitation at times. hope i'm not having thyroid...
 

mudpie1222

New Member
Hi Michy,
I'm really not sure, mine's hereditary. Was told some are due to stress, but think you better consult doc for that. How I discover my condition was that, all of sudden I felt palpitation (my heart really beat so fast & hard that it feels like popping out), restless, hand trembling badly, gust of heat rushing frm the back of my neck to my head, drastic weight loss. That's why, these days, I'm very watchful of my weight, if I see any drastic change within a short period of time, I'll panick.
 

irenep

New Member
Hi mudpie,

I had just seen Dr Ho last mth & she'll be gng for her maternity real soon. So my next appt will be with another Dr as she'll be taking additional 2 or 3 mths after her maternity. :-( Will be seeing a diff doc.

I was told by Dr Ho that if by the next 2 tests my results still show Normal.. I can "discharge" fm SGH already. Will need to go GP or polyclinic if I feel my neck glan is growing.

Michy,

Hmm.. main cause of thyroid is hormo "unbalance". It can also be herritance fm yr parents or grandparents...

symptoms are like stated abv.. For my case, it's my beautician who told me to go for check up yrs back.. she found that my neck area is abit swollen up & highlighted to me. It was then I went for blood test & relised that I hv thyroid.
 

michy_wong

New Member
oic... mudpie and irene, thanks for explaining
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hope u two wun hv relapse ever again... relax...
 

irenep

New Member
mudpie,

I did ask Dr Ho b4.. but she say no need to avoid any food.

But elderly told me to keep away fm cabbage & chicken !!

I do take up essentials/supplements.

hi michy,

thanks.
 

mudpie1222

New Member
Michy, thanks.

Irene, really??? Hmmm....Dr Khoo told me to stay away frm all seafood, seaweed and only have fish once a week. But when I go to a GP, he told me to take fish, but stay away frm shellfish. However, as I'm currently staying in Ireland, the doctor here said the same as your doc, Dr Ho, he told me to eat everything.......Sigh.....I'm so puzzled. And yes, Dr Khoo did tell me to stay away frm cabbages too, as they are high in iodine.

During the 1st diagnosed, I had full recovery with the swell on my neck back to normal. But now, with the relapse, though blood test shows that it's controlled, the swell on my neck has stopped going down. It's not very prominent, but I can notice it if I really look closer, so sad.

And you take supplements? What are you taking currently? I only dare take Evening Primrose & Vit C that's all.
 

irenep

New Member
mudpie,

Yup. Dr Ho say no need to avoid any food ler...

OO.. u staying in Ireland ? Immigrated ?

Presently I'm taking supplements fm e-Crony. It is fm France.
Taking:-
(1)C3 Bio-Purple Plus (combine: grape seed, garlic, oat, broccoli extract)
-Effectively eliminate free radicals, combat oxidation & retard aging, cleanse intestines & detoxify, inhibit allergy, improve skim complexion

(2)C4 Bio-Orange Plus (combine: orange, apple, spinach, sirulinacollard green, walnut, yeast, inulin, garlic & broccoli extracts)
-facilitate healthy skeletal development, fully nourish the body, improve eyesight & mental alertness

(3)C5 Bio-Green Plus (combine: papaya, bitter gourd, tomato, asparagus, coix seed, ginger, pumpkin, yam, pear, oat extracts)
-regulate blood sugar & blood lipid, disinfect & improve digestion, nourish & strength liver & spleen, boost immunity

(4)C7 Bio_Yellow Plus (combine: carrot, seabuckthorn, peach, mulberry, oat, soybean, black currant, grape & cucumber activated cell extract)
-Adjust & control hormones in 2 ways, combat ageing & tumour, improve anaemia
 

mudpie1222

New Member
Irene,

No, I'm not staying here for good, my husband is working here since 2 yrs back, and I was here since last yr. But shld be going back really soon. Am looking forward to it.

The C3-Purple Plus has got broccoli extract in it, but was told that broccoli has got iodine as well, so must stay away frm it. You see, that's the problem, there's so many things I was told to stay away from, so, now, my Omega-3 supplement is just sitting there as I didn't dare touch it. During my next visit, my really list down the items to get the Doc to advise whether to take or not to. Esp my wedding is ard end of the yr, just feel safer to stay away frm anything that may aggravate or cause a relapse on the condition.

Anyway, as for the rest of the supplements, so far, do you see any improvement at all??
 

irenep

New Member
mudpie,

Basically I didnt avoid any food except for some seafood.

I took C3 & C5 for abt 2 mths before I add C4 & C7. I think it do helps alot as I do not require to take the medication now. I was told by the products specialist that I got to take C3 & C5 to regulate & detox my body before I add on C4 & C7 to regulate my homo..

U might want to check up their website for more details. PM me if u need more details on that.

www.e-crony.com
 

mirror

New Member
hi gals,

my doc just told me to stay away from seafood. as for supplement, dun noe wat to take.

anyway, my dad is asking me to see TMC this sat. shall go and try out and see what the sinseh has to say. ;)
 

irenep

New Member
mudpie,

Basically I didnt avoid any food except for some seafood.

I took C3 & C5 for abt 2 mths before I add C4 & C7. I think it do helps alot as I do not require to take the medication now. I was told by the products specialist that I got to take C3 & C5 to regulate & detox my body before I add on C4 & C7 to regulate my homo..

U might want to check up their website for more details. PM me if u need more details on that.

www.e-crony.com
 

mudpie1222

New Member
Thanks Irene, will go check it out.

mirror, think it's no harm trying. Before I came over to Ireland, I was also seeing a chinese sinseh.
 

ms_piggy

New Member
My boyfriend is so underweight and skinny and I suspect he has thyroid problem. Anyone has this similar symptoms? He is 1.75m and 51 kg, with BMI 16.7, Im shorter than him and Im heavier than him... ~sigh~

So Dr Daphne Khoo from SGH is good for this right? Maybe I should make appointment for him...
 

irenep

New Member
Mei,

If u make appt direct for Dr Khoo in SGH. U'll be consider private patient & all price will be charge under private patient.

If possible, get yr bf to go poly clinic for a blood test 1st. The poly clinic doc will refer him to SGH if confirm he has thyroid. Can ask the doc to refer to Dr Khoo if u want. If Poly clinic doc refer, he'll be consider a subsidised patient...
 

aspialle

Member
my mum family history got this illness, systoms are heart beating fast, lose weight and hands will tremble,u can go to clinic to do blood test, if tested it is thyroid u can get referral letter to hospital. Now my mum needs to go hospital to checkup often and on medication
 

mudpie1222

New Member
Hi Irene,
Went to the website you provided to read abt the supplements. They are throu MLM aren't they?? Am interested in starting supplements, but just curious, how long hve they been in the market, and are there anyone you know who hve been taking them? Pardon me for so many questions.
 

irenep

New Member
mudpie,

Yup. It's MLM products. Origin fm France & hv been in the market for more than 20 over yrs already. It enter Asia market in 1993 & hv been in M'sia for more than 13 yrs already.

They enter Singapore only last yr so they r still consider new in Singapore.

Initially only my sis & mum are taking the supplements. My mum hv high blood pressure for yrs so she has been trying many many supplements b4.. so far she find this works great on her. As I can c a great improvement in her health (she does not require medication now as doc told her that her condition is under control but still got to go for regular check up) so I also decide to try it.

Do pm me if u want to know more abt the products. I can email you the products details if u want.
 

ms_piggy

New Member
Thanks Irene... I think I will ask my bf to do a health screening which includes the Thyroid test, it cost ard $175 at SATA.
 

irenep

New Member
Mei,

No problem. Do get refer letter or yr bf got to pay for private patients' rate.. Thyroid need long term follow up so it's better if u can get cheaper... Personal experience..
 

clary

New Member
Hi Irene,
I had a blood test recently which indicates that I have very low Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. So yesterday I went to the polyclinic to get a referral to TTSH but was told that appointments are full all the way till August, and suggested Alexandra Hospital (AH) instead.
I'd like to know if anyone has experience treating thyroid disorders at AH?
Would you recommend Dr Khoo at SGH? Is she good?

Thanks in advance!
 

irenep

New Member
mudpie,

Gloucosamine ?? I not sure abt it ler...

clary,

Not sure abt other hospitals as I'm also with SGH all the while. My doc is Dr Ho but think she already go for her maternity leave & wont be back so soon as she'll be taking additional leave to take care of her new born.
 

clary

New Member
Hi Irene,

Thanks, Do you also have hyperthyroidism? Can you tell me how long do you have to be on medication to treat it? And are you aware of any side effects?

May I know how did you first discover about the thyroid problem? I was being treated for hives (skin rash) at National Skin Center, and the doctor made me do some blood tests, one of it is for thyroid. Apparently it is possible to have caused the hives though very rare
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Thanks for your advice.
 

mirror

New Member
hi all,

i think most doc can treat thyroid. mine's with the company doc. heard from my doc, if thyroid is not treated properly, can cause skin problem. now i'm having rashes due to dunno wat.
 

clary

New Member
Hi Mirror,

How did you first find out you have hyperthyroidism?
I'm going to visit an endocrinologist for further tests, right now quite worried about what to expect.
Did you experience fast heart beat, fingers tremors, anxious and feeling hot?

For many weeks I was having rash or urticaria, also known as 'fong mok' in chinese, only recently got it under control with steroid injection. Been really stressed over it, now still worried it will come back.
 

mirror

New Member
i was feeling extremely tired and hot, and panting, that's why i went to the doc and found out i've hyperthyroidism.

doc gave me a medication to slow down my heart beat, cos it was going very fast.
 

clary

New Member
I also got medication to slow down heart beat, but my family doctor wants me to see specialist first.
 

chenjo

New Member
Hi I'm on and off thyroid medicine for 18 years now, now i am 32 yrs old, want to look for a permanent solution like surgery, but still hesitating dunno which surgeon do I go. Have been to NUH and the specialist recommended RAI. Any kind advice, my goitre is getting bigger.
 

bingos

New Member
just to share, try out if u believe it. This sinsen is a very old prof of Chong Hua hospital few yrs back my friend who got thyroid, after seeing this prof she is cure. Last yr i have a lump growing in my hand so i went to this prof too and after 3 bottles of medicine my lump was gone. This prof is staying in Hougang BLK 201 #01-11, he is still teaching in Chong Hua Hospital although he is very old now
 


mudpie1222

New Member
Hi Joanne,
Sorry, can't advise much, don't know much abt the specialist and only seeing one doc so far, Dr Daphe Khoo frm SGH. But you mentioned that you're on and off the medication. What were the lapse time in between?
 

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