Therapy for hypothyroidism is monitored at approximately six week intervals until stable. During these visits, a blood sample is checked for TSH to determine if the appropriate amount of thyroid replacement is being given. The goal is to maintain the TSH within normal limits. Depending on the lab used, the absolute values may vary, but in general, a normal TSH range is between to /ml. Once stable, the TSH can be checked yearly. Over-treating hypothyroidism with excessive thyroid medication is potentially harmful and can cause problems with heart palpitations and blood pressure control and can also contribute to osteoporosis . Every effort should be made to keep the TSH within the normal range.
So you have constipation, join the club. What you will need, - A Mug - Water - Honey - Lemon or Lime - Spoon - Yourself -My remedy consists of, wake up earlier then usual. - Make yourself a hot cup of water. If you have any honey, place a tea spoon full or more (depending on your taste buds). - Put a slice or drops of lemon or lime in your water. They are good with helping cleanse your bowels. - Drink it, sip it, your choice. - Also what is good after drinking it, is to sit in a squat position with good posture. This helps to straighten the rectum and other stuff to provide a better way of flowing. Ever know why those toilets on the floor in foreign countries are so popular :) If you can not squat, then sit down but elevate your feet so they are in tippy toe position, the lower the seat, the better for this. Then do some hand motions on your stomach, going in circles. Or lie on your back and do so. When you are in the bathroom, elevate your toes again -- or grab a stool and place under your feet, this helps straighten out rectum so you are not trapping the poop from coming out and straining. DON'T STRAIN (causes hemorrhoids). Get children to do this too!!! PUT A STOOL OR SOMETHING TO ELEVATE THERE LEGS HIGHER and sit up straight, maybe put a cute fun picture on the wall across them (high so they can look up and help with posture).
Two possibilities to mention:
1. If your skin is tender to touch and burning is not affected by body movements and different positions, then it can be shingles (Herpes zoster virus reactivation in one of the spinal nerves). Nausea can be also from shingles. This causes burning pain going like a stripe from the spine to the front. Often (but not always) rash appears after some time. Neurologist would tell you, if there is any available painkiler for your situation.
2. Bulging or herniated disc or some other disorder in your thoracic spine (osteoporosis, arthritis..) could cause pinched spinal nerve. This type of pain would be affected by different body positions and would not be tender to the slight touch. Again, neurologist could say more.