Diagnosed with hoshimotos two years ago when had episode that came out of nowhere while driving of severe numbness and palpitations and increased heart rate with sweating and hallucinations at one point. TSH that day was 4.9. No t3 or t4 was done nor did the hospital tell me that day anything about the elevated TSH. Went on wild goose hunt for what was wrong with me for almost a year with symptoms of fatigue I was in bed for 2 weeks straight thinking I just needed rest. Episodes of symptoms very similar to hypoglycemia, stroke and something neurological all together. My main concern for the past two years has been the constant dizziness and feeling of detachment from my surroundings and body. ENT noted irregularities with whatever my eyes do in the dark but couldn't place the symptoms with anything and said if she didn't know any better she would think I had a tumor. 2 MRIs of brain and an MRA were done nothing found. MRI of entire spine done to rule out MS as I would drop things and was stuttering and slurring for two weeks. Cardiac tests from EKGs, 24 hour holter done,echo stress test straight through to a cardiac catheterization as per my own request. Nothing found cardiac, nothing from neuro found. Rheumatologists found TPOs over 600 and the other one to diagnose hoshimotos was high. Since then. .. Symptoms got so bad I had to leave work for a week here for doctors and another week there. Fast forward to maybe 8 months ago. After reading and learning and talking to others convinced my doctor to give me synthroid. Started on 25mg daily. Within 2 weeks was extremely worse. Switched to armour thyroid 15mcg. Was still bad. Told here to increase every 2 weeks until at 90mcg or until feel better. Still trying to stay awake throughout the day still dizzy and really never having a day where I feel here. After 2 months on armour my labs were as follows.
TSH. 2.86 range. 0.358-3.740
Free T4. 0.77 range. 0.76-1.46
T3 total 125 range. 71-180
Sed rate. 24 range. 0-20
Cortisol 11.8 range am 6.2-19.4
Range pm. 2.3-11.9
ACTH 9.0 range. 7.2-63.3
A1C. 5.3 range 4.2-6.3
Cpeptide 4.9 range 1.1-4.4
Insulin 18.5 range 2.6-24.9
24 hour urine results normal checked for adrenal tumor because low blood pressures huge issue now.
Last vit D was low so been supplementing for months.
Last B12 540 lower bracket of normal range. Take that supplement as well.
Had 3 nodules growing a year ago take selenium daily last thyroid ultrasound last week showed one tiny nodule so that test now normal.
Increased my thyroid med to 60mcg. Actually for once felt okay not fearful to walk far or scared of waves of numbness or fear of dozing off while driving for almost 2 weeks. Went to increase by half before work on July 20th. Took extra half that morning. Felt way off that day and knew it. Ended up having severe blood pressure fluxes that got me picked up by ambulance.
TSH after slowly increasing thyroid med and being on armour about 3 months was 1.360. No normal range given on lab
Blood pressure stabilized at 80/50. Since then haven't been at work or able to have normal functioning for more than half a day.
Labs after 1 month off all thyroid med as they had me stop on July 20th
TSH 2.920 range 0.358-3.740
Free T4 0.97 range 0.76-1.46
Free T3 2.9 range 2.0-4.4
Cpeptide 3.0 range 1.1-4.4
Normal from last c Cpeptide which first time was not fasting had to explain before this once again was all blamed on pre diabetes by the doc.
Ferritin I don't think I've ever gotten results from the 5 times I've been to ERs. But always told Im not anemic.
Should I start my medication again? ??..
Can high TPOs but normal labs be the reason behind life altering debilitating scary anxiety ridden symptoms.????????