I am new to this and have recently been diagnosed as Hypothyroidism although my symptoms have been all over the place. The only symptoms prior to this have been brain fog, stiff neck / shoulders, and memory loss. This hypo diagnosis resulted from an ER visti 2 months ago for bad heart palpitations / racing and found my TSH level to be at 14. Since then I have had numerous symtoms of Hyper and Hypo. Latley I have been having these episodes where I get a pressure feeling in the front top of my head with stiff neck followed by a rush feeling causing my pressure feeling to go away but making me feel very alert and loosing all stiffness in my neck leaving a numbness / muscle weakness feeling. The muscle weakness ocasionally spreads to half of my body as well. My neck stiffness will change from the whole neck to random sides as well (never front of neck though) and this change happens in a matter of seconds lasting 2 minutes to 5 hours. If I drink alcohol these get very extreme the next day and the muscle weakness changes from side to side of my body and lasts for days.
I have tried taking Levothyroxine and have had bad side effects (tried 2 different brands). I started on 50 mcg for a week and it set me feeling hyper and made my finger nails all crack / look dead. I tried stepping down to 25 mcg and same thing. I am now on 12.5 mcg for the last 10 days and am having very bad side effects today.
I am sensitive to caffeine among many other things but I am a 190 lb. 5' 11" male so 12.5 mcg of levo should no be an issue I would think.
My lab results from the last couple months are:
AM Cortisol 14 mcg/dL 16-Apr
Creatine Kinase(S) 178 u/l 16-Apr
Thyroxine, Free (FT4), S1.3 ng/dL 13-Apr
TSH, S. 8.8 mIU/L 13-Apr
TSH, S. 4.4 mIU/L 23-Mar
TSH, S. 10.2 mIU/L 10-Mar
TSH, S.1 4.4 mIU/L 5-Mar
TPO Antibodies 0.9 IU/mL 23-Mar
Triiodothyronine (T3), Total, S 116 ng/d 23-Mar
Glucose, Random, S87 mg/dl 10-Mar
Glucose, Random, S144 mg/dl 5-Mar
Erythrocytes 4.25 x10(12)/L 5-Mar
Hematocrit 36.5% 5-Mar
Thanks for any help you may have on the symptoms!!