Recently diagnosed as hyper (TSH <0.05, T4 33 (max 20) and T3 2.9 (max 2.5)). Main symptoms are weight loss, sweating, increased pulse. These and other vague symptoms (joint pain, poor sleep) put down to menopause (LMP June 2013), stress and running. Haven't been to thyroid clinic (St James, Leeds) yet. I am reluctant to start carbimazole as think it is used as a cosh for the thyroid and will push me into hypo. Recent history of work and life stress plus physical stress due to studying and lost sleep. Want to give it a few months to sort itself out with good sleep (quality and quantity), good diet and vit d3/b supplements, stress management etc. Queries are;
* any info on association between hyper and stress?
* any info on association between hyper and menopause?
* anyone had experience of thyroid clinic at Leeds (Jimmy's)
* anyone got any info/experience of hyper and running (I am a runner - ave mileage 15-25 miles per week). Been running since April 2013.
My feelings, and from research on Internet, are that this is due to hypothalamus/pituitary imbalances caused by menopause and stress. Very reluctant to let endo start messing with my hormones and the delicate/complex balances of the hormonal control system - big believer in body's ability to sort self out!