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Thyroid

I am a 30 year woman diagnosed with hypothyroidism and suddenly I found my glucose level has increased. Can I switch to some other medicine than Synthroid [thyroid hormone], or what precautions are to be taken?

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I am 35 years old and have had type 1 diabetes for six years. What symptoms would indicate a need for thyroid screening?

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I am a 31 year old female. I have been hypothyroid for 10 years. Could anyone tell me if the thyroid problems, antibodies, low blood sugar level and symptoms are related? Every time I mention the antibodies to my family practice doctor looks at me like I am crazy and have no idea what I am talking about.

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I am 40 years old, my TSH is 0.04, and I am currently taking.225 mg of thyroid hormone per day. I am having a hard time losing weight. I am gaining even though I am eating minimal and exercising. Do you think this should be increased or decreased?

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My 12 year old daughter, who lives with her mom, has gained a lot of weight since our divorce. The endocrinologist first put her on thyroid hormone and then added Glucophage. Does she now have diabetes? Did the obesity cause the thyroid problem?

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My TSH level has dropped since I started taking insulin. Could the insulin intake have anything to do with the reduction in TSH levels?

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My niece has type 1 diabetes and has been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. She is on a lot of insulin, her blood sugar levels are constantly high, and since she began taking thyroid medication, she has put on weight with an excessive appetite, she has very tight skin on her hips and thighs, her menstruation has been heavy and painful, and she has constant abdominal pain.

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Diagnosed with type 1 and Grave’s disease about two months ago, our young daughter had an allergic reaction to Tapazol. She is now on PTU. Will she also be allergic to it? What other treatment options are there?

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My stepson, who has low thyroid, gained a lot of weight in a short time and once had a random blood sugar of 155 mg/dl [8.6 mmol/L]. Will he outgrow the thyroid problem? Or, is there something else going on?

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My son has many symptoms of diabetes, but testing has always been inconclusive. He also has a goiter on his thyroid that has not been treated. What do you recommend?

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