Hello everybody, I’m new here.. Thanks a lot for accepting me in your forum
I am 42 years old man
My story with hyperthyroidism started in April 2016 when I wake up on heart palpitations, I thought that I might had heart attack since I have hypertension (by the way I am taking Aprovel 150 mg for the hypertension)
I went to my doctor who did E.C.G. and it was OK at that time
I did Nuclear Scan in April 2016 and was diagnosed as Subacute thyroiditis and my Doctor advised me to wait from 4 - 6 month before starting the medicines as it may adjusted and during this 6 month I was suffering a lot.
My blood test results as following:
April 2016 : TSH 0.06 (0.45-4.5) T3 4.75 (2.6-5.7) T4 16.35 (9 – 20) TPO was negative
July 2016 : TSH 0.05 (0.45-4.5) T3 4.45 (2.6-5.7) T4 14.12 (9 – 20)
Oct 2016 : TSH 0.05 (0.45-4.5) T3 4.47 (2.6-5.7) T4 15.40 (9 – 20) Vit D 24
In October 2016 My Doctor decided that I have hyperthyroidism and need to start Carbimazole 20mg for 1 month and Vitamin D then repeat the blood test in November and TSH improved a little
November 2016 TSH 0.41 (0.45-4.5) T4 13.07 (9 – 20) Vit D 23
The doctor advised me to reduce the Carbimazole dose to 15 mg then 10 mg
I did another blood test in January 2017 and TSH increased to 1.69 (0.45-4.5)
I feel much better now than before as in the past 10 month I was suffering from losing weight, weakness of my thigh muscles, heart palpitations, terrible anxiety, feeling hot in my neck & stomach and itching. It really was very scary
Since 1st of January 2017 I am on Carbimazole 10mg but I am still suffering from the following symptoms:
1-One month now I am waking up at night on too much sweat and heart palpitations “this is happening almost once a week” and the Systolic Pressure is going high sometimes reach 160 and pulse yesterday was 108, once this happing I am starting to be anxious and could not sleep after that and start feeling my pulse “I am taking beta blocker Inderal 10 mg when this is happening”
“I have noticed this is happening when I am doing extra effort or changing my day routine”
2-Feeling hot in my neck and stomach which happening daily and annoying me.
"is this normal?"
3-Feeling stuck and feel like having sinus infection symptoms with fog in my eyes and this especially happens in crowded area like shopping malls!
I appreciate if you could help/advise me on the following:
1)Shall i visit cardiologist to do Echo scan for my heart?
2)How should I deal with the flu? Since I had hyperthyroidism also because of my hypertension I am not feeling good if I take flu medicines and feel my thyroid getting worse with the flu
3)Is there any diet should I follow and any food/drinks to avoid?
4)Is there any relaxation technique should I do when I have anxiety.
5)Shall I continue exercising? Sometimes I am playing squash.. Is it OK?
Sorry for my English- my native language is Arabic