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Thyroid Support Ireland

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  • Lisa is now a member Nov 14, 2014 
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I'm 21 years of age and live in Cork. I was diagnosed with IBS about 2 years ago and since then have been suffering chronic constipation.  I've have numerous tests and procedures, colonoscopies and gastroscopies but haven't yet found a a cause for the constipation.  My tyroid levels are "borderline" low and the doctor has dismissed this as being a cause of the constipation.  Lately my hair is getting very thin and am cold all the time.  These as you know are symptoms of low thyroid levels so I think my constipation, although it is "borderline", may also be a symptom.  I've going to ask my doctor for a referral to a consultant, but would you have any suggestion as to who might be a good option in Cork.

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Reply Shan Patricia Kelly
12:55 PM on January 20, 2015 
Hi Lisa,Your doctor seems to have dismissed your borderline low thyroid as a cause of your many symptoms. You might have an allergy or an absorbtion problem, but it would be very easy for your doctor to prescribe a small eltroxin substitute to see if increasing your thyroid levels helps. Perhaps you could ask for another blood test.