I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in July following a very serious motorbike accident where I cracked my head open and nearly died. I've since recovered with fractures to my skull which are all healing now.My questions are below if you can please offer me some advice as I'm not getting help from anywhere.
My TSH level is 150
Free T3: 1,87p/mol
Free T4: 2,23p/mol
But I feel fine. It has been this way since July, and at first I felt very tired and very emotional, and had an enlarged goiter. I'm inclined to think these symptoms could very much be due to the accident and post trauma too. I was told to take levothyroxine but they made me feel worse so I stopped. Changed my diet, lifestyle, have been practicing lots of yoga and relaxation exercises and in the last week the goiter has shrunk and I feel really good. No tiredness, no weight gain, full of energy. I have a slightly fast heart rate at times, but again through breathing exercise I tend to slow this down. I'm feeling very good but my TSH is still showing 150 as of 9th Novemebr and so I'm wondering what I should do. I can't get any advice from GP's, they won't give me the time to discuss or hear my questions. The only thing different I've notice today is a thick white phlegm with a couple of brown spots in it and a strange taste in my mouth.
I am inclined to believe that seeing as the goiter has shrunk it can only mean the thyroid gland is balancing out? Or am I wrong. I'm basing things on how I feel in myself rather than what I'm being told and I need to know if I'm right in doing that or if I'm putting myself at risk somehow despite feeling better than I've felt in 8 months, without medication.
I was also told recently that with a TSH the high I'm at risk of heart failure or slipping into a coma suddenly, but why would the doctors send me home if that was the case? It's all very confusing and scary so I really would like some help to understand what is going on.
I've also had an ultra sound done on my thyroid and everything was normal.
Like I said, I'm a yoga instructor and have always listened to my body to determine my state of health, and I'm doing this now. I feel great. But my bloods say something different and doctors can't believe how I'm still able to function at all.
Any advice would be so appreciated. I've been in a state of confusion for so many months now, and every way I turn I'm just told to go away and take the meds.
Thanking you in advance