Hey!:)

wasnt sure of what to do for thus blog, I don't have my thinking brain on today haha!

So i decided to do an easy on my expierience of Hypothyroidism!..I think it was about a month or two after I had beeen diagnosed with Type one diabetes and I was in for a visit to my diabetic nurse, not an Endo appointment just a small check up:)..She noticed my hands were very orange/yellow in colour and also my skin, she thought it was my make up or fak tan or something but i assured her i hadn't worn makeup that day haha!

She took a blood test and so on and called me in to inform me i had thyroid problems another symptom was I was very short and wasn,t growing at all(still haven't)i'm still only 4'11 haha!, I wasn't too happy beacuse I was just coming to grips with D. But as she showed me the tiny tablets I would have to take, I was feeling better about it already!

The doc first perscribed 150mg of Eltroxine. After I had been on the tablets i atill wasn;t getting much better and the skin was still the same and I was putting on so much weight all at once! Like 2 kilo in 2 weeks :/ I went to my Endo and the doc told me the chemist had thought the perscription said just 15mg!!! so for about 3 months i was taking 15 mg when in fact i should have been taking 150!!!:O

So i took the two tiny tablets everyday and that also became routine for me, I thought there was more serious diseases people have to go through and i was lucky the two of my conditions could be so easily controled!...More blood tests were run and eventually I needed to reduce the amount of Eltroxine I was taking down to 100mg, and after that everything was fine !. I was 13 when I foound out i had hypothyroid and im 16 now and still on the 100mg and feeling great and happy!!After all it's really nothing we can't handle and i feel very lucky that u do not have anything more serious !

thanks for reading guys let me know what you all think

Emma:)x

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Comment by Kathyann on July 30, 2010 at 9:06am
My daughter has hypothyroidsm due to radiation to the head when she was 14. I don't know why they can't run tests for it right away. Especially since you are Diabetic and there is a link between the two diseases. I'm just glad you are doing well now.
Comment by Kelly on July 30, 2010 at 9:09am
So young to get hypothyroidism, but you're dealing with it really well!
Comment by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on July 30, 2010 at 9:29am
Hi Emma...! :) Much like you, I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism at a young age... I believe I'd had for years and years, before I was diagnosed... I had turned into a slug, from the lack of energy, and would lay on the sofa and not move... lol Not even to change my school uniform! I was finally diagnosed at 15 years of age, after years of living like this... I'm still 4'9, so you have a couple of inches on me! lol You might still grow a bit more, so don't feel bad. :) I was 4'6" for a long time, and grew the extra 3 inches between high school and college. :) I don't know if you've seen it, or joined it yet, but I created a group for us Hypothyroid Diabetics... :) There 85+ of us, now, as members... and you're more than welcome to check it out whenever you have questions, or just wanna vent. :)
Comment by Michelle Hughes on July 30, 2010 at 1:41pm
Hqve the doctor check your Vitamin b12 and D. I am glad you go to the doctor. If something isnt right tell your mom and go to the doctor. I too have hypothyroidism and a type 1 diabetic.

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