Welcome! This is a blog for people with Thyroid issues, created by girls who share this adventure. Here we will discuss everything thyroid related.
Hi im wanting to follow you on twitter & thought i would see if you have any information on Riedels Thyroditis but like many websites, organisations there is nothing about this disease.I got diagnosed with this condition in november of last year but before that i was diagnosed with ana-plastic carcinoma & told i had 3/4 months to live, i am trying my hardest to get this disorder highlighted as far & wide as possible so hope you can help, or i can be of any help to you.
tbh-summerkites said: Hi my name is Joanna! I recently went to the doctor because I've been having chest pain. They took my blood for testing and today they informed me that I have high levels of hormones in my thyroid. I didn't really understand why or how I came to have it. But I'm still trying to understand what it is. I'm having an ultrasound in a week to actually see how severe it could be. I'm not sure if I actually have hyperthyroidism but if I can get some feedback or advice, that'd be great! Thank you.
Sorry for the lateness with the answer! How did the ultrasound go? It should’ve helped your doctor see what is up with your thyroid.
As for those high levels of hormones, you should really take the results to your doctor or better, to an endocrinologist. There are 3 main hormones that regulate the thyroid, even though the THS is the one that is most looked at to understand what kind of problem your thyroid has.
It’s hard to tell if you have hyperthyroidism or not, but let us know if there is any news and we will gladly talk to you again!
"Professor Tony Weetman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health at the University of Sheffield, has been recognised for his pioneering work investigating the thyroid with a prestigious international award.
Professor Weetman, who is also an Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will receive the Paul Starr Award from the American Thyroid Association (ATA) later this year.
The award acknowledges an outstanding contribution to clinical thyroidology and will be presented at the 83rd Annual ATA Meeting in Puerto Rico.
Professor Weetman said: “I am really delighted to receive this award for the work my group has done over the last 30 years, especially as my mentor Reg Hall was a recipient in 1987. Thyroid diseases are the most common disorders of the endocrine system, affecting five per cent of the population, and research is essential to provide the best outcome for these patients.”
nomirrosallowed said: Hey I am Julie. I have graves disease with caused me to develop proptosis or thyroid eye disease. To run across your blog is just so good to see. I am trying to fight my depression. But anyways to see thimgs like what you're doing is really nice since not just anyone can relate to thyroid problems.
Thanks so much! Sorry we were so late to reply - it’s hard to organise ourselves, as you probably understand, with the way life goes up and down when you suffer from a disease like Graves. Stay strong, and keep fighting! x