I had a completely normal set of bloods, including thyroid function at the start of December 18. Then at the start of January, I got a sore throat followed by bad pain in my jaw on both sides and in both ears. GP prescribed antibiotics and said it was an ear infection. 10 days of antibiotics made a difference in one side only. Then I developed breathlessness on the slightest exertion eg doing the washing up, pain in the area of my spleen, was totally exhausted and lost a stone in weight in a month. Back to GP and blood results as follows:
T4 38.1 pmol/L (normal range 10.5-24.5)
TSH 0.01 mU/L (normal range 0.27-42)
The GP said (over the phone) it was hyperthyroidism and referred to Endo. No other treatment has been offered and the Endo appointment is in April. However in the last 2 weeks my symptoms have improved. I have put on 4 lbs, am much less tired and am only breathless if I properly exert myself. I also don’t have any pain. I still feel jittery like I have drunk too much coffee all the time and I still have a tremor.
Questions: is a rapid onset of hyperthyroidism normal?
Could it be resolving itself?
What should I expect at the first Endo appointment?