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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Thyroid - I am a 24 year old male suffering EVERY symptom of Hyperthyroidism. I wasn't 100% diagnosed with Graves Disease because a test with iodine traces showed my thyroid had completely shut off. My Dr feels that by miracle my body quit producing antibodies and once my T3/T4 hormones run out (said it will take a month or longer) I may be healed. My life is in peril and falling apart quickly. Does this sound right?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello,
Doctor :   I would like to hear the test results please
User :   My TSH levels were .004
User :   Hepatitis was negative, CBC normal (first test showed abnormal white blood count, but following tests showed normal)
Doctor :   I know u r emotional but we need solution for problem
Doctor :   what is free 3 4
Doctor :   Ftrrr T3 and t4
User :   I do not have that on hand but we only did a T4 test and it was three times as high as normal
User :   I have had the Hyperthyroidism symptoms since I started puberty... but recently (developed ED) chose a doctor and asked for a thyroid test myself
Doctor :   that means u have hyperthyroidism
Doctor :   please let us deal one at a time
User :   I do not have insurance and so far this has cost me 6,000$. My doctor wants me to wait another 2 weeks before we do more blood work as he thinks the auto-immune disease is gone.
User :   Is it possible that my body quit producing anti-bodies to my thyroid?
Doctor :   the treatment plan does not change if it is autoimmunune or not
Doctor :   Most of the times it autoimmuine
Doctor :   and the the treatment does not depends on whether u have antibodies or not
Doctor :   Do u follow?
User :   I do. However, is it possible that I am cured? My doctor thinks because I have gone 10 years with this disease my thyroid reached exhaustion and shut off and my body no longer sees it as a threat.
Doctor :   Right now it is over acting
Doctor :   \that is the problem
Doctor :   u have to fix t
Doctor :   If it is exahsuted , u need thyroif replacemn
Doctor :   but what is the present problem is imp
Doctor :   now u need anti thyroid medicines
User :   Well we took 2 pictures and my thyroid is at 0 function and the remaining T3/T4 is just free in my blood
Doctor :   or radiactive medicines to kill thyroid
Doctor :   that depends onu r treating doctor decretions
Doctor :   Please discuss the treatment options with the MD
User :   Have you ever heard of an auto-immune disease being cured by the body before? That is what I'm getting at.
Doctor :   there is permanent cure
Doctor :   symptoms controlled with medicines
Doctor :   if u get radiactive isotopes , it will exahsust thyroid glnd then u have to take thryronorm
Doctor :   that is thyroid replacement harmones
User :   Ah I see
Doctor :   Did I rsolve ur doubts?
User :   Pretty much. After we close the window can I keep chatting with doctors until my time runs out?
Doctor :   Is the concept cleared?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   u can ask me if u have any questions?
Doctor :   I am trying to me clear what the disease and how the treatment will be
User :   Well I understand that I can get radioactive iodine to destroy some or all of my thyroid and either be healed or take hormone replacement
User :   Though I have graves disease, my thyroid function on the picture (I ingested iodine with traces) shows my thyroid is NOT functioning, so hypo
User :   Is it possible my body cured itself?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   so there are areas of low functioning of the gland on thyroid scan
User :   The entire gland is shut off
Doctor :   I canunderstand that
Doctor :   u r hyper but hypo
User :   Correct
User :   A paradox I am having trouble understanding and I cannot afford to see my doctor mor than once a month
Doctor :   That is beyond my knowledge
Doctor :   You have to work with Endocrinologist
Doctor :   There are specialty services on our Website
Doctor :   You can get request second opinion by email
User :   Oh ok
Doctor :   If required u can talk to him
Doctor :   But u have to request for that servoice
User :   That is my fault, I did not read that anywhere!
Doctor :   You have to type your query clearly. Then what is done. Them wht medicines u r taking . Type all investigations. then Ask your spefific questions
User :   Ok I will just try again
Doctor :   go to services ab
Doctor :   select consult specialist
User :   Ok thank you so much Doctor
User :   Good luck and God bless!@
Doctor :   then select endocrinilogist
Doctor :   Bye
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