I am a new member and this is my first blog. Roughly twenty years ago after much consultation I was diagnosed with disthyroid eye disease, (very bad double vision). I was started immediately on thyroxine and my specs had prisms. Thinking back I had all the symptpms of Hypo, feeling cold, very tired etc, also twenty years before that I started to suffer from acute anxiety and depression which has blighted my life ever since. In all innocence I thought now that I have been medicated all will be well. Not so , about ten years ago, i developed Atria Fibrillation, had a heart attack and 2 minor strokes, two years ago I had an ablation of the heart.
Up until last October I was on 175mcgs of thyroxine per day when tested my bloods showed that I had quite drastically swung over to hyper. My dose now is 125 and I feel really rough. My vision is really bad again, emotionally I have been a wreck,muscle weakness and total exhaustion. Until I came upon this site I realise now that I knew nothing about thyroid disease and its impications and the suffering it causes, for instance none of cardiologists or Drs have ever told me that thyroid can cause AF. I am shocked but also relieved that I came upon this site, I really thought I was going out of my mind.
Just had another test today, T3 T4 AND TSH so I am quite uptight waiting for the results I realise I have a lot to learn and if necessary will see an endo privately because I feel as though no one is taking me seriously, anyone know of a good endo in the merseyside area? I would be really grateful for any advise