Not been on here for ages as basically gave up on ever getting any help with thyroid because of taking steroids for other illness. Steroids I find, cover things up very well. This last year I have been suffering with two auto immune liver conditions as well as hashimotos disease. But as we all know too well, my doctor is one who trusts tests rather than symptoms. Every test I have had for my thyroid came back within normal range whilst on steroids. My consultant weaned me off steroids and I was so unwell. Fortunately I had an endo appointment and more bloods were done in the absence of steroids the following are my results:
TPO antibody positive
T3 toxicosis in the absence of the TSH being completely suppressed.
What do you make of my results?
I am not being treated, I feel like crap..my heart is steady but when I get up to do anything it pounds in my head, I have nodules on my thyroid which are causing constant stuck in throat sensation, palpitations, sometimes,my hair has become very dry and frizzy, I have painful joints and muscles, can't tolerate the heat or the cold, muscle weakness plus many more. I also have to deal with symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis. It has taken two weeks for me to sit and decipher which problem is causing which symptom. I already did a blog on the dangers of un-diagnosed hashimotos, and it is related directly to my liver conditions.
What would be my next move? Should I be getting treatment? I am that fed up I want my thyroid out and on replacement therapy because I have enough to deal with..my life quality is naff and I can't claim anything. Invisible illness does not count when you have some days better than others.