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Old 12-31-2013, 03:48 AM
 
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Tried a whole food, no frankenwheat diet yet?

My friend did that and her life has been transformed in 6 weeks.
No more daily migraines and off all her allergy meds.

Good call,might be worth a try for the op.
i have many of the conditions the op has add Diabetes and i usually sleep a cumulative 12hrs a day. Some one gave me a book called Wheat Belly a few weeks ago and i immediately cut out all wheat products just after reading the cover of the book,
2 weeks in and my blood sugar levels are down, i've cut out my afternoon nap and i seem to have more energy.
I'm 3/4 way through the book and really feel i'm on the right track with this wheatless lifestyle..
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:06 AM
 
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Yes, this sweet friend of mine battled DAILY headaches, had a super-specialist at the med school, on all sorts of meds, botox injections, multiple sinus surgeries, etc. You could always tell as the day was ending that her pain was getting to her, as instead of being bright and cheery, she would be hunched in the corner...

Letely, she began posting all this food stuff on-line. I asked her what was going on. She said, "Stan4! I haven't had a headache in SIX WEEKS! I haven't taken my allergy meds in a month!" And then she told me how she went on the same diet her daughter is on (her 6 year old actually diagnosed with celiac - my friend has been scoped and tested and does not have it) and she has switched her whole family to whole foods and no wheat...and everyone's tons better.

Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be food.
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:55 AM
 
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Thank you all, I'm going to get copies of test results so I'll know what's been checked. Sure could use some answers. Trying to email some of u; not sure how just yet. I'm desperate for answers.
Have you ruled out any side effects from the meds you take? Anything you are doing different since it began getting worse? Change of meds etc? I don't think the sub B supplements are worth a hoot. You might read about the adrenal glands and something they used to term Nervous Exhaustion, but now lump it in with Chronic Fatigue. Also you might read about Cushing's Disease just so you are aware of what it is. I get Nervous Exhaustion frequently, so I can sympathize with you regarding the lack of energy issues. You might also look at the Earthclinic website, I found a lot of useful infor there on various problems.

It's a long shot you would have Cushing's but this page mentions a bit about how it can be hard to detect or mistaken for other things. I don't have a lot of faith in the average doctor. I hope you figure this out and feel better.

Diagnosing Cushing's disease
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Old 12-31-2013, 08:19 AM
 
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Hi, I'm 49-femal-partial hysterectomy in 2001. Gall bladder removed 2013.Mild fatigue for years, extreme fatigue for about 3 years. Recently diagnosed with high blood pressure(lisinopril 10mg)high cholesterol (Crestor 20 mg at night)and hypothyroid. Taking t3 compound 5mcg twice daily I've been taking this about a week. Compound hormone estrogen progesterone and testosterone. twice a day topicallyNon-smoker, no alcohol. My problems are I'm am still extremely fatigued. I must take a long nap every day. Easily agitated due to fatigue. Tired holding phone in my hand typing. Difficulty breathing upon slight exertion. Heart cleared with 2 D echo and nuclear stress test. Memory poor, brain fuzzy, face puffy, diff to swallow, skin dry. I also have productive cough often. I push myself to exercise at the gym. I come home and collapse. I take Metamucil one tsp daily also. I sleep 8 hours or more a night. No stress-I do not work. Quit due to my condition. Thanks for reading and responding.
Give the thyroid meds time to work. Might take a month or even two. I am hypo and after I was on Synthroid, I felt like a different person. It was great. Lost about 40 lbs too. But I did increase my exercise level dramatically. Having more energy sure helped.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:21 AM
 
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It is unusual to just take T3 for thyroid disorder. Most people on thyroid medicine only take T4, which is the component in Synthroid etc. Some people take T3 and T4 combined in drugs like Armour. You should check on this issue with an endocrinologist. As someone else mentioned, it takes a while for thyroid medicine to build up in your system and work. You should always do follow up blood testing about a month after starting thyroid medicine to see if it is working. If your thyroid is not working correctly, it can make you extremely tired.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Full metabolic and hormonal panel, STAT.

You can't know otherwise what's making you so exhausted.

I too am hypo (and am medicated for it). I had full-on thyroid crash symptoms for a FULL YEAR...I feel like 2013 was "the year that wasn't" for me. I seriously staggered and slept and cried my way through it. Kept thinking: this is thyroid. This IS thyroid. I KNOW when I'm hypo. I know it. Kept begging the doctors for more T tests. Had the full workup done, reverse T-3, T-4, antibodies (no surprise that I tested positive for those, that's a given). Had my RX boosted. Still was dying.

It turns out I was low on Vitamin D. Very low. I live in Los Angeles. This was absolutely the last thing I would have thought possible! I mean I can't go to my mailbox without getting a tan, we have high sun index greater than 350 days annually here and I rarely remember sunscreen. Would never, never, never have suspected this. Point is: you really can't know what's wrong until you get some blood tests done (and whatever other tests your doctor recommends).
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:55 AM
 
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Good call,might be worth a try for the op.
i have many of the conditions the op has add Diabetes and i usually sleep a cumulative 12hrs a day. Some one gave me a book called Wheat Belly a few weeks ago and i immediately cut out all wheat products just after reading the cover of the book,
2 weeks in and my blood sugar levels are down, i've cut out my afternoon nap and i seem to have more energy.
I'm 3/4 way through the book and really feel i'm on the right track with this wheatless lifestyle..
I also had many of the same symptoms as the OP and have been completely wheat/gluten free for 5 months now. I feel like a completely new person and I find that I can't even eat the smallest contaminants of wheat. If I do eat it, I quickly start to feel my eyes get very heavy and it then becomes very difficult to function for many hours. And I'm only in my mid-20's.
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Old 01-30-2018, 02:02 PM
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Location: Islip,NY
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Just found this thread, My Husband has been suffering from extreme fatigue lately. He's type 2 diabetic, has underactive thyroid. He went for his yearly blood work this past Saturday and has a follow up with his doctor February 5th,he's 46. For the last couple of weekends he's had no energy to go out and do anything. He lays around most of the day and sometimes will take a 2 hour nap. If we go out on a Saturday night and stay out late till about midnight he's exhausted the next day. He doesn't have the best sleeping habits and is the type to go to bed around 10 pm and then wake up at 3 am and is not able to fall back asleep until it's time to get up for work. He's actually missed 2 days of work this week because of this. His sugar was very high yesterday morning and I am thinking that could be one reason. He's not sick or anything just extremely exhausted to the point he doesn't want to get out of bed. I am concerned health wise but also his job isn't going to tolerate this either. He does need to loose weight too. anyone else ever fell like this? I am going to talk to his doctor about this as well. There are times where he sleeps through the night and he feels great. He does take medication for depression and take Over the counter Melatonin. Could the melatonin be having an effect on this? I will address all issues next week at the doctor.
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Old 01-30-2018, 02:24 PM
 
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It is unusual to just take T3 for thyroid disorder. Most people on thyroid medicine only take T4, which is the component in Synthroid etc. Some people take T3 and T4 combined in drugs like Armour. You should check on this issue with an endocrinologist. As someone else mentioned, it takes a while for thyroid medicine to build up in your system and work. You should always do follow up blood testing about a month after starting thyroid medicine to see if it is working. If your thyroid is not working correctly, it can make you extremely tired.
Since this is older thread, I don't know if this person is onboard here.

My body needs both T4and T3 in the form of Armour or NT and Syn (Levo) keep me in major fatigue.

I finally found my support in 2002. After 10 long years of looking for help. Numbers are NOT who we are, we are symptoms.

There are more issues for this fatigue -- malaise issue and a friend struggles with CFS/ME for years and she's headed to a homeopathic consult this Saturday on a recommendation from a person who got some good help with a homeopathic for the CFS, he spoke from the UK. My friend crashes after just a little bit of life she does daily.

Many theories on this CFS and one is a virus.

Eliminating gluten can't hurt and that's a given. I've done it for the most part.

Doctors can do just so much with the 15 minutes they spend with patients today. One needs to do their own WORK and RESEARCH and do their best to try things they find that COULD help them. Talking to others for starters is a big one.

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Old 01-30-2018, 03:57 PM
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Location: Islip,NY
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Since this is older thread, I don't know if this person is onboard here.

My body needs both T4and T3 in the form of Armour or NT and Syn (Levo) keep me in major fatigue.

I finally found my support in 2002. After 10 long years of looking for help. Numbers are NOT who we are, we are symptoms.

There are more issues for this fatigue -- malaise issue and a friend struggles with CFS/ME for years and she's headed to a homeopathic consult this Saturday on a recommendation from a person who got some good help with a homeopathic for the CFS, he spoke from the UK. My friend crashes after just a little bit of life she does daily.

Many theories on this CFS and one is a virus.

Eliminating gluten can't hurt and that's a given. I've done it for the most part.

Doctors can do just so much with the 15 minutes they spend with patients today. One needs to do their own WORK and RESEARCH and do their best to try things they find that COULD help them. Talking to others for starters is a big one.
Are you saying taking levothyroxine causes you fatigue? My DH is on Levothyroxine 125 Mcg. 2 tabs daily
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