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Having weight gain and loss, fatigue, hair loss. Born with half thyroid missing. Solution?

I found out a couple years ago I was born with my right half of thyroid missing, always small as a child. At that time I had a normal TSH but low free T3 and T4. They put me on Synthroid , although did help in some aspects, was feeling bad on it. Then I started having hyper symptoms and drastic weight loss and they took me off. Again a year later weight gain again, fatigue, hair loss ,cold all the time, etc. Right now normal TSH, low end T4 and below normal T3. I m exhausted all the time, tense, painful muscles and the doctors in this area refuse to help me. My breast are swollen and painful and now drastic weight loss and yesterday 2 abnormal EKG s which both could be unrelated. They refuse hormone testing. I have low D3(which they are treating) and anemia due to heavy periods. I have even requested hormone testing due to breasts pain. They have done blood work and many are slightly off, but none they seemed alarmed about. I have been reading T3 replacement or Armour could help. What is your opinion?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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dear ma'm, regards and thanks for being on HCM. as you said you had congenitally absent one lobe of thyroid, but functionally the remaining half was covering up as per your statement. now as far as your breast pain is concerned that is common in premenstrual period. you don't need much hormonal testing for that. you take some multivitamins supplements that might help and evening primrose oil that helps.
Answered: Sat, 31 Aug 2013
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