Hypothyroidism? Can't Believe It Took Me This Long to Figure It Out

Discussion in 'Support' started by Zeneth, Sep 8, 2018.

    1. Zeneth
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      Zeneth Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe noise?
      I just want to post this, maybe it'll help someone in the future.

      2 years ago, around the similar time my tinnitus had started, I was getting a checkup and the doctor had suggested I might have hypothyroidism, where my body doesn't produce enough thyroid.

      He recommended getting a blood test but I was terrified, I know its stupid but I just couldn't do it. I stopped going to that doctor and 2 years later, I just find out hypothyroidism is a cause of tinnitus and sometimes ETD, I have both. Also note: I developed visual snow a few months ago and it has somewhat worsened, but it's not as bad as tinnitus and doesn't really bother me.


      I read this thread from another person who also had hypothyroid and she had basically the exact same symptoms as me:
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/never-thought-id-post-here.20183/#post-233177

      I'm not 100% sure if this is even the cause, but I'm going to get tested for it soon... If my tinnitus is still continuing to spike, then it can't be too late right? Also I don't seem to have hearing loss, just tinnitus.

      I'll share updates here.
       
    2. Red
      Crappy

      Red Member

      Location:
      Northeast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure (Headphones)
      Definitely get on hypothyroid medication. I take it. No side effects. Just take one pill in the morning before breakfast. And it is very cheap.
       
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    3. AUTHOR
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      Zeneth
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      Zeneth Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe noise?
      What do you take for it?
       
    4. Red
      Crappy

      Red Member

      Location:
      Northeast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure (Headphones)
      Levothyroxine
       
    5. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Zeneth
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      Zeneth Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe noise?
      Update: My thyroid came back normal at 3.17, but my biological father is hypothyroid too so I'm just confused, can't it be hereditary? Maybe they got my blood on a good day? They didn't check for t3 or t4 so I'll probably be getting another test soon.
       
    6. DebInAustralia
      Fine

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      www.stopthethyroidmadness.com
       
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