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Re: [IP] Re: Thyroid

I was told I have a multi-nodule goiter. It does bother me at times
swallowing and such, but I guess it doesn't need anything done about it. My
endo has always said my thyroid is at the bottom of normal but never goes
any farther down. It has been this way for over 20 yrs.

>She is young, but DM is supposed to hit *old* people, too. In '78 (and
>my neck was so large I couldn't button a size 16 blouse. I was choking in the
>middle of the night - sitting bolt upright in my sleep to get air. When I had
>my 2nd baby in '62 they began *watching* my thyroid. I insisted on a test in
>'78. The GP I had then, said I was within range. I couldn't go on like that
>for fear I was going to die in the middle of the night from choking. At my
>app't I mentioned it to him. He said it wouldn't hurt to put me on
Synthroid -
>but ask GP again. If he wouldn't, GYN said he would. So I said that to GP and
>I was put on Synthroid (Levothyroxin is the generic). Within a short time I
>had no problems buttoning the neck of a size 14 (very small size for any men
>who don't know women's sizes) within a short time.  DMers have weird bodies,
>and if she requires this hormone supplement, get it for her from someone who
>can Rx it.  Dr. Spot says the tests are wrong - the patient is right!
>I've heard others say, "When you start taking that, you have to take it the
>rest of your life!" Well, I have to take insulin the rest of my life too. If
>you need it, you need it. (~_^)
>BTW, has anyone heard anything about the Synthroid lawsuit (or whatever that
>was) outcome - about overpricing or something?
>Jan (61 y/o, T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C 3/99)
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