Re: From the Grave's hyperthyroidism to Hashimoto's thyroiditis (selenium, iodine)
Where is Thyroid storm in all of this?
True Story (short version),
Woman in-and out of mental hospital, diagnosed with Schizophrenia (sp) get's pregnant.
Baby boy is born and it is published in local paper that he weighs 22lbs at birth. Mother nearly bleeds to death. Baby drops alot of weight in first few days after birth.
Boy-At age 18 he weighs 311lbs. Starts having sweats/overheats often-looses 100lbs in a matter of 3 months. Looses another 50lbs in 2 months.
Mother-gains 100 pounds
in a few months. Diagnosed with Thyroid disease.
Boy-At age 23 and very slender, starts having muscle loss in limbs. Faints, just falls to ground as if paralyzed with weakness. Finally, is so paralyzed one night that he can not get up off of the floor-he fell onto during the night.
Boy-He loses his memory and is paralyzed from the neck down for 18 months while docs feed him K-tabs and Inderol (sp). Finally, someone figures out that he has Hypothroidism and is going in and out of a state of Thyroid Storm.
I put him to bed at night while he is paralyzed but he gets up, walks in his sleep, walks back to bed, I wake him up and he is instantly paralyzed.
Endo doc-calls for Thyroid to be radiated, puts him on synthroid, he developes a goiter. Endo doc removes synthroid, goiter goes away and patient takes "nothing" for 10 years. Then disease comes back.
Mother-doctor writes that mother has thyroid induced Mental Illness.
(This is a true story-ex husband! One of the worst times of my life.)