Someone help me

I've been told my hormone level was high night not high enough to cause concern but I started slowly being weak angry upset so I went to see my gp I told them something isn't right my bloods must be wrongly tested as I find it hard to get up of the floor and swollow my food. I also get brain fog and also once I felt as though my eye sight and my thinking patterns just stopped for 2 mins. I felt calm just couldn't see or think properly I used to talk BT then I used to carry on without any control.

I now have Endo two weeks time due to one of my eyes bulging and my throat swelling I'm 22 in July. I just want to feel normal is there anyone else out there that had a blood test saying slightly high but actually your worse than you thought thank you for reading xx

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  • Welcome to the forum, Tialouisesmum.

    It sounds as though you are hyperthyroid (overactive). The bulging eye is probably due to thyroid eye disease and that indicates that you probably have Graves Disease which is an autoimmune disease causing hyperthyroidism.

    Symptoms don't always correlate with blood levels. Some people have mildly elevated levels but feel very symptomatic and unwell, while others have extremely high levels and feel relatively well. Muscle weakness is a typical hyperthyroid symptom, as is difficulty swallowing because the thyroid gland may be swollen and inflamed.

    Your endo will probably prescribe Carbimazole to regulate your thyroid levels as you are so symptomatic. Hopefully you will start to feel better in a few weeks.


    I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

  • I got told I'm under-active and they mentioned hyperthyroidism.

  • Tialouisesmum,

    Under-active is hypothyroid. Over-active is hyperthyroid. If you ask your GP receptionist for your thyroid results and ranges (the figures in brackets) and post them in a new question members will advise whether the results are hyper or hypothyroid.

  • My gp is rubbish anyways that's why I asked on here as I'm confused. I can't be both lol

  • You need to be bothered.

    It is your health.

    Unfortunately you may find out the hard way after years or decades of suffering that the NHS is bad at treating chronic conditions.

  • She said "I can't be both", not "I can't be bothered", Bluebug. :) As in can't be both hypo and hyper.

    Welcome Tialouisesmum. Sorry your doctor's being so unhelpful. When you see him next, ask for your actual results and the lab ranges and write them down so you can share with us here. That way we'll be able to advise you better. {hugs}

  • You can be both if you have hashis, as you can swing between hyper and hypo. But eye problems, weakness and swallowing sounds more like Hyper. I think you can have hashis and graves together, too - nasty.

  • Tialouisesmum,

    The symptoms you describe, "slightly high levels", and the two week referral make hyperthyroid the most likely.

  • Sounds like you might have graves hyperthyroid

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