Loss of appetite, nausea and jaw clenching??

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Is it stress? I've been a little stressed and anxious lately, my anxiety seems to be creeping back up on me. I take 20mg of Celexa a day and have been for almost a year now. This past week has left me with lack of an appetite or interest in eating, slight nausea and I've been noticing that I've been clenching my jaw quite a bit. Any thoughts?

I've also got Hashimoto's and am on levothyroxine (50mg), and have been for almost a year, time to get it checked?
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It very well could just be stress. You might want to see your doctor about your Celexa dose.

And, yes, I would say it's time to get your thyroid levels checked. You should go longer than 6 months between thyroid labs.

Even if your numbers come back fine, you may want to speak with your doctor about adding T3, like Cytomel, to your T4 medication, or switching to a dessicated thyroid medication like Armour (if you can find it--but there are others). Most people don't do that well on just T4 no matter what their numbers say (I have Hashimoto Disease as well).
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thanks Nallia, sadly we dno't have insurance right now so I'm trying to expend all resources before going to the dr. Did call the nurseline and she agrees that I should get some bloodwork done.
So what does taking T3 entail, my dr never mentioned it. I always assumed that if you were on synthroid/levothyroxine (sp?) you were good to go for hormone replacement in that dept.?
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The T4 in Synthroid (and its generic, Levothyroxine) is taken in order for our bodies to convert it to T3. Most people don't convert it as well as many doctors think. See:

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

Here is a review of that site by a doctor:

http://www.opednews.com/articles/A-R...90218-801.html

I was taking Armour until it went on backorder and became so hard to find. Now I'm back on Synthroid, but added Cytomel for the T3. It's just another pill. I take my Synthroid and one Cytomel in the morning and take another Cytomel in the afternoon.
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at what point did you realize that your body wasn't converting the t4 to t3 like you needed it to, was it indicated through a bloodtest? Did you find your symptoms lessened after staring the Cytomel?
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I'm really lucky that I have a wonderful endocrinologist. He treats my symptoms and not my labs. All my levels always came back good, but I always felt tired, foggy, and irritable, I couldn't lose weight, my menstrual cycle was getting shorter and shorter and heavier than normal, my hair was falling out, and my skin was dry. So he put me on Armour. The T3 "boost" made a huge difference. ALL of my symptoms disappeared.

Armour is difficult for people to find now so I went back to Synthroid. I thought it would be temporary, but it doesn't seem that there is going to be an end to the issues with Armour's availability. I went in to see my doctor on the first and told him all my symptoms were coming back and he wrote me a prescription for Cytomel to add to my Synthroid so I would be getting T3 again. It's only been 10 days and I'm much more alert and less irritable and tired.
"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

I'm really lucky that I have a wonderful endocrinologist. He treats my symptoms and not my labs. All my levels always came back good, but I always felt tired, foggy, and irritable, I couldn't lose weight, my menstrual cycle was getting shorter and shorter and heavier than normal, my hair was falling out, and my skin was dry. So he put me on Armour. The T3 "boost" made a huge difference. ALL of my symptoms disappeared.

Armour is difficult for people to find now so I went back to Synthroid. I thought it would be temporary, but it doesn't seem that there is going to be an end to the issues with Armour's availability. I went in to see my doctor on the first and told him all my symptoms were coming back and he wrote me a prescription for Cytomel to add to my Synthroid so I would be getting T3 again. It's only been 10 days and I'm much more alert and less irritable and tired.
Originally Posted by Nallia
OMG this is me! I have been on levothyroxine for over 1.5 yrs and don't really feel like it's making a difference. I still feel most of these symptoms. I am looking for a new primary card doc and will insist we discuss T3 with the T4, maybe get a referral to an endocrinologist. I guess maybe there *is* hope!

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I'm really lucky that I have a wonderful endocrinologist. He treats my symptoms and not my labs. All my levels always came back good, but I always felt tired, foggy, and irritable, I couldn't lose weight, my menstrual cycle was getting shorter and shorter and heavier than normal, my hair was falling out, and my skin was dry. So he put me on Armour. The T3 "boost" made a huge difference. ALL of my symptoms disappeared.

Armour is difficult for people to find now so I went back to Synthroid. I thought it would be temporary, but it doesn't seem that there is going to be an end to the issues with Armour's availability. I went in to see my doctor on the first and told him all my symptoms were coming back and he wrote me a prescription for Cytomel to add to my Synthroid so I would be getting T3 again. It's only been 10 days and I'm much more alert and less irritable and tired.
Originally Posted by Nallia
OMG this is me! I have been on levothyroxine for over 1.5 yrs and don't really feel like it's making a difference. I still feel most of these symptoms. I am looking for a new primary card doc and will insist we discuss T3 with the T4, maybe get a referral to an endocrinologist. I guess maybe there *is* hope!
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
Yes, there IS hope! If your primary doctor won't listen, insist that you get a referral to an endocrinologist. If you do decide to see an endo, ask a whole bunch of questions before scheduling your appointment: what is their target range for your labs (my endo keeps my TSH between 1 and 2 (the other numbers I'll have to look up)), do they treat your symptoms, how do they feel about dessicated thyroid hormone replacements (like Armour or Westroid), will they treat with T3 as well as T4, do they use the newer lab guidelines (that TSH should be below 3.5 and not 5).

Even with an endo it can take a little while to find a good doctor. They are out there!
"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

The jaw is a hinge joint connecting the skull and the mandible and is enclosed by sixty eight pairs of muscles in front of the ear on each side of the head. They are in continuous use most of the time and helps in yawning, chewing, swallowing and speaking. This is the joint which is used the most in our body.



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I wish all drs would treat symptoms instead of lab work. Too many people suffer needlessly. Unfortunately even a lot of endos don't believe in using T3 or treating symptoms.... it's all about the labwork. Sigh. I found a family physician. Stop the thyroid madness has a list of doctors also iirc.

I've had no problems finding Armour. I mail order thru Caremark and every 90 days my Armour is here like clockwork.

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