[IPk] Re Hypothyroid and cats!
Thanks for the replies.
Maggie..mine is described as Hashimotos, too. And yes, it is worse with the
hot feeling and palpitations in warm weather. I walked a very short distance
the other evening, and my chest felt ready to burst, i got hotter and hotter
(but dont sweat) and felt terrible. My GP told me a few weeks back that these
symptoms were becuase my thyroxine dose was too high. But it's still going
on. I have heard about the pig thyroxine in the past. But it's the same here,
they won't use it. Same with animal insulins..this area won't prescribe it at
all. Do you see and endocrinologist for the thyroid problems? I just get a
repeat prescription from my GP every two months! I've never seen and
endocrinologist for anything. Good luck. Hope you feel better soon.
Jackie..don't worry about mentioning cats, I have one, too! My kids have
started to call me the 'mad cat woman' as when I call ours in all the
neighbourhood moggies appear!!!
I would like another test for Addisons..and to see if it can be done
properly this time! The last time, I was taken, eventually, to a day clinic,
left to sit around for a couple of hours, then a nurse said Oh, we have never
done this before as this is the geriatric day unit you should be on the day
ward..I went to the day ward, no, we don't do that, go to the day unit.
Eventually ended up back in the geriatric unit (are they trying to say
and had my bloods taken after the nurse phoned someone to ask what she had to
do. Then had an injection and was told to sit around for a while. My BG's
plummeted after the injection and my leg went dead?! Then, an hour later, my
blood was taken again and I was sent home to be told six months later the test
was fine. That was two years ago.
Pat, my cat didn't eat when we first put him in a cattery. Then ate us out
of house and home when he came back! (But the cattery was terrible..one tiny
cramped shelf and no space..and he was there for ten days). Last time I put
him in a better cattery..he ate well enough and didnt want to come home! He's
an enormous neutered Tom, too. Not fat, just very big. He was a rescue
cat..but is actually a beautiful blue Chartreux! Not the brightest of beasts,
very quiet and solid.
Nanette, thanks for that. It would explain why I feel so lousy. Although,
this year is the worst I've ever felt. It's the tiredness..it's unbearable at
times and I need to get things done but just can't. I keep testing and testing
thinking it's my BG but it's not..it's so strange.
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