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Thu, Jun. 3rd, 2004 03:08 pm

I'm currently at Warner's computer lab (which is the only reason why I can write this). On the way over here, I was talking with my mom. I have a bit of a dandruff problem (for those of you who don't know me in person or are kind enough not to notice) and she suggested that it might be because I might have low thyroids. Appearently, the some of the symptoms of low thyroids are flakey skin, low metabolism, and (when it's bad enough) irritation. In addition, it also seems to run in the family, on the Calkins side (aka my grandmother's family on my mom's side). The medicine I would have to take, would probably be for the rest of my life, but I think that it might be worth looking into. Just a thought...

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Melissa W.
Thu, Jun. 3rd, 2004 04:07 pm (UTC)

good song-btw.

The thyroid is a gland in your throat that is part of the endocrine system. It helps to regulate the metabolism. If one has a hyperhroidism that is when it works fast and the person has energy and usually can eat anything w/o gaining a pound.
Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid is slow. Those people, like me, are lethargic and don't lose weight easily.
You will want to see your dr to have blood work done to check the level. If you are hypo then you will get to take synthroid(synthetic thyroid) to cover the missing levels that need to be in your system to keep you normal levels.
I have eczema on my scalp which when scratched at, looks like dandruff. I was born without my thyroid so I have taken synthroid since I was 6 weeks old. My mom would break it down into applesauce. We have thyroid problems on my mom's side. There are some thyroid communities on LJ, look at my user page, and if you want someone to talk to, I am always around.
No worries, the pills are tasteless. :)

Kenneth Edward Keyn
Thu, Jun. 3rd, 2004 05:05 pm (UTC)

Hey, thanks for that information. My guess is that I have hypothyroidism, but I wouldn't know to what extent. I suppose I'll have to talk to a doctor about it.

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Melissa W.
Thu, Jun. 3rd, 2004 05:07 pm (UTC)

yep, just get a blood test(its easier than giving blood) and they test it and get back to ya. The communities are great for information. No worries...you just can't be drafted...but that's never really a bad thing.

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