I now realise that I have been "confrontational", and I sincerely apologise to everyone for my behaviour.
I would like to make a fresh start, and this time I WILL listen, and not "argue"!
I will post my very recent thyroid function test results, for those of you who may not have seen my previous posts.
FREE T3 (CLIA Method) 2.62 pg/ml (range (1.40 - 4.18)
FREE T4 (CLIA Method) 11.39 pg/ml (range 8.90 - 17.20)
TSH (CLIA Method) 1.55 mIU/L (range 0.30 - 4.5)
My symptoms are, in no particular order,
1. Heat intolerance in hot climates, with associated odema of the hands and feet/ankles.
2. Constant tiredness and waking up in the mornings feeling very tired.
3. Excessive sweating after exercise, and a long time "cooling down".
4. Nervousness (feeling like I am trembling inside).
5. Irregular heart rate.
6. Tremor (uncontrollable twitching of my left hand fingers).
7. Difficulty sleeping.
8. Dry eyes, which are red in the mornings, but clear up after using Optrex eye drops.
9. Unsteady gait (but not dizziness).
10. Unexplained weight gain.
11. Loss of coordination (difficulty signing my name now).
12. Memory problems (forgetful, and difficulty in "finding the right word during a conversation").
13. Extreme thirst.
I think that just about covers it?
These symptoms came on fairly suddenly 2 years ago, and have progressively got worse.
I have diagnosed PA, and have to take regular B12 injections to control returning tingling fingers.
I take 0.5 mg Clonazepam daily for a diagnosed anxiety disorder, very recently been increased to 0.5 mg up to 3 times daily to help with recently diagnosed mild bipolar 2.
Very recent liver and kidney function test normal, and an AB ultrasound only showed a very mild fatty liver (with no scarring or enlargement).
A local doc (in Oman) diagnosed me with subclinical hyperthyroidism, and prescribed 5 mg Carbimazole to be taken 3 times daily, for one month.
From replies to my previous posts, I have been advised that the local doc's diagnosis is wrong, and been advised not to take the Carbimazole.
I am desperate though! I feel so sick, and finding it extremely difficult to work and function.
Please be aware that I am not able to have ferritin, folate, Vit D tested. Those tests are not available here in Oman. Antibody tests for Hashi's or Grave's are also not available.
The nearest endo is 1,000 kms away, so it is not possible for me to see a specialist here in Oman!
One member on here has suggested that my symptoms are due to long term use of Clonazepam?
My main question is this though? Should I take the advice/diagnosis of the local doc, and take the Carbimazole, on a trial basis, and what the consequences may be if I take the Carbimazole, if I do not have hyperthyroidism?
I will, this time, accept any advice.
Thank you for any advice and info.