Bloopdoop

301d

Can anyone share if they know how they developed hypothyroidism? I was diagnosed last summer and sometimes I find myself obsessed with figuring out the WHY.
One thing I find very frustrating is how little is understood about thyroid issues. It seems like so many doctors are just guessing and sometimes get lucky.

Hypothyroidism

Diffuse connective tissue disease

Lithium

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  • BreweryGal

    301d

    Not sure how i developed it but following to see if anyone else does!

  • Kclynnc

    301d

    Usually genetics

  • hanmarlira03

    300d

    I was told it was passed to me through genetics

  • ChronicWitch2.0

    300d

    Thyroid cancer runs in my family, but I was tested for it and was told I do not have the gene. Years later in a psych hospital they told me I needed to take synthroid and I was confused why I happened all of a sudden, especially since I was tested and told I won’t have it

  • Dia

    300d

    I'm not sure when mine developed. My current nurse practitioner thinks I may have dealt with it most of my life. Diet and stress can have a huge impact. Growing up my diet wasn't all that great and I've had my fair share of stress to deal with. When we are stressed our adrenal glands get priority over the rest of the endocrine glands. They can actually 'steal' nutrients.

  • Designhero

    292d

    I’ve heard it’s often a 3 part reason. 1. Genetic predisposition (my mom and grandma have it) 2. Leaky gut/digestion issues (I have these) 3. Stress (who doesn’t have this lol) When those 3 factors meet, you get autoimmune disease 😥

  • CrimsonBby

    291d

    I heard that anorexia can cause hypothyroidism. Maybe some other eating disorders as well but not sure.

  • Dia

    291d

    Hypothyroidism could easily be caused by anorexia. Not only would a person not be getting enough nutrients to support the thyroid but the body would then also be under a tremendous amount of stress which would have the adrenals working overtime. That would then steal even more nutrients from the thyroid.

  • Captofthevessel

    291d

    Had a benign brain tumor removed & they took my pituitary gland with it, was already aware I had hypothyroidism. Turns out I had Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, after my pituitary was removed from the picture.

  • FieryLittleKay

    270d

    It was genetics for me as well. My grandmother had thyroid issues.

  • FruitsnVeggies

    268d

    My thyroid issues started after I was on Lithium for a few months. My body didn’t like the drug, and I haven’t been able to stabilize since. I’ve heard other medications can cause similar issues, too.

  • WendyGoLucky

    262d

    Like many other folks here, I won the genetics lotto. I know more about my maternal medical history than paternal, so there’s gaps, but I know my mom, my aunts (who are identical twins) and my grandma all had thyroid issues. From there, it seems logical that I would inherit that old family heirloom 😆

  • CommanderAnge

    248d

    My dad has it but I didn't even know. It was the fact that I could not lose weight no matter what I did and they did a blood test and boom: hypothyroidism. Was super frustrating because I put on so much weight undiagnosed/un-medicated.

  • Roasted_marshmallow

    245d

    Genetics. I had symptoms for years bye was always told me numbers were good. Then in 2019 they found a lump on my thyroid that was cancer. My entire thyroid was removed and I feel terrible still even with the levothyroxine.

    • Roasted_marshmallow

      245d

      *but

    • Roasted_marshmallow

      245d

      *my I’m so tired I didn’t read before I posted. Haha

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