I'm 33 was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in November literally just before we moved to the USA. I was put on carbimazole by my uk doctor + instructed to take a blood test in 6 weeks time. I had a reaction to the carbimazole swollen lip, hives all my joints seized up. I literally couldn't walk to the toilet my husband had to carry me. I was admitted into hospital in the USA came off the carbimazole and they decided the only option was to give me radioactive iodine to kill the thyroid. So I am now hypothyroid and was put on levothyroxine in February, but I feel awful.
Sleep problems, wake without fail midnight, 3/4am + sometimes don't go back to sleep. I have 2 young children that I look after during the day 3yrs old + 10 month old. I'm terrified something 'bad' is going to happen to them because I am so tired. I get very anxious about the slightest thing! I used to be so chilled out about everything before all this started happening.
I get vey low, crying all day. When I said this to my endo he said that he thought I was an emotional person anyway who would have cried at the drop of a hat before. I said yes I am emotional but I wouldn't have cried solidly for 2 days. I would have cried felt better move on, but I can't seem to lift this foggyness.
The other symptoms are sore gritty eyes + diarrhoea. But the sleeping is the worst. I feel so exhausted but can't sleep!! Really getting me down. Does anyone else have similar symptoms to this as I thought the anxiety + the sleep were more symptoms of hyper. But when I was hyper I never had any problems sleeping.
I am having bloods done on Monday to check that the dosage of levothyroxine is correct. I don't even get an appointment with the endo, he is going to discuss the results with me over the phone. I am only getting tested for TSH and T4.
What I'm worried about is those tests come back 'normal' and he sends me on my way. What other tests should I be asking to have?