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    Just found out...

    ...that I am hypothyroid in the extreme, and have probably been so for a very, very long time. This would help explain a lot of things I've been dealing with, not just my weight.
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    How did you find that out...I'm a fatty...maybe that's my problem and not all the beer I start drinking in 1/2 an hour?

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    In the full panel of blood tests they did in preparation for bariatric surgery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arex View Post
    In the full panel of blood tests they did in preparation for bariatric surgery.
    Were you not tested prior? Hypothyroidism is fairly common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linnefaulk View Post
    Were you not tested prior? Hypothyroidism is fairly common.
    Some doctors don't do tests. Some are cautious and do.

    My current doctor gets a complete blood count, lipid panel, comprehensive metabolic panel, TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone), and other tests as appropriate at each checkup.

    She's over-cautious, although as a guy who would otherwise tend to see doctors only when something was seriously wrong (ankle joint, shin joint, knee joint - shin joint?) that's a good counter-balance.

    Things still get missed - my vitamin D level was half the minimum and nobody thought to check that. I feel much better now that it's normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linnefaulk View Post
    Were you not tested prior? Hypothyroidism is fairly common.
    My wife and I have been wondering that, too.
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