Jul 14, 2012 - 1:27 pm
Hi folks... I'm new and trying to sort info while waiting for my specialist appointment. I have been diagnosed so far with 'thyroid disease'. I have high antibodies (value over 1000) and nodules on my thyroid. (hypothyroid) When I pressed the dr. for a more specific diagnosis, he refused and referred me to the specialist (who has a very long wait list). In the meantime, he put me on synthroid.
I am expecting to hear I have Hashi's, but am still very nervous about hearing the 'c' word. It's difficult to sort through the info online particularly re: Hashimoto's as there are discussions about 'old school' testing and meds being ineffective and 'new' tests and thoughts which may be valid or may be a scam. My sis-in-law has Hashi's and is on over 200 mg of snythroid with no symptom relief and is a physical mess. Is this my future?..... I've been on 25 mg of synthroid for two weeks now and I feel way worse than with no meds. I am waaaay more tired now, fuzzy thinking, scatterbrained, headaches, and now I can actually feel my thyroid aching and painful, swollen (which I didn't before being on synthroid). Am unsure if it's the synthroid, or if coincidentally, my situation took a nosedive. I'm thinking maybe I should stop the synthroid until I get to the specialist. Thoughts?
In looking at my sis-in-law, it would seem obvious that her meds are not helping her, but her doc has no other help. This can't be my future too ?!? I just want to feel somewhat normal again and actually be able to lose weight. Nervous about hearing a cancer diagnosis and frustrated with the apparent lack of effective help on Hashi's......