HI ALL! On W coast USA. Dx hypothroid on welcome to Medicare exam by blood work w/TSH 12.4. Asymptomatic! No other health issues , no other meds. No known drug allergies. Put on levothyroxine and nxt 8 months was sicker than in last 20 years w/ ear infection, ocular migraines, bladder infections, rashes, hives, dry eye, vision issues, bruising, dizziness, massive sneezing fits and faucet nose. Got dr to do TPO and dx w/ Hashimoto levels >1000 11/25. TSH was 3.0 in August FT4 1.1 (Back to back bladder infections then). Dr agreed allergic to levothyroxine and stopped 11/6. Hives, rashes, bruising sneezing faucet nose abated. In 3 weeks off meds none of the above returned and blood work 11/25 showed TSH 20.0 FT4 .7, previous cholesterol and triglycerides were borderline high and increased 9% and 1.30% respectively. Glucose in March 111 in November 112.
Does anyone know if an allergic reaction to the thyroid medication can cause an increase in TPO levels?
Can this sort of reaction trigger mast and T cell reactions that impact blood work and cause this type of allergic cascade over 8 months?
If I am asymptomatic, is it likely that I will develop symptoms down the road?
Can someone provide some insight into the fact that I felt fine before starting meds and was miserable on the meds?
With this profile, the only way I can tell if there is improvement is through blood work and not reacting to meds. Is this odd?