I’m worried about my friend. She was diagnosed 18 months ago after a routine eye test. She went to the Eye Hospital first and was told she had TED and advised to get her thyroid tested. Three tests later (all flagged by the lab), her GP finally put her on carb and referred her to the hospital.
She’s been on carb ever since, at various doses, until this week when she went back to the hospital again. She hadn’t been since before Christmas.
This time, egged on by me, she actually got her results. They came back as TSH 4.41 (0.35-6) and FT4 12.6 (9-26). The endo told her she had ‘gone too far’, took her off the carb there and then and doesn’t want to see her for another six months.
What happens now? Does the fact that she’s off the carb mean that, if she’s naturally disposed to be overactive, her thyroid function will increase again and balance out, or is she now doomed to be hypo?
I’m actually quite worried about her, she’s had hypo symptoms all the way through, always cold, layers of clothing even in this weather, brain fog etc, but her eyes are still prominent, she's very thin and she has now lost more than half of her hair.