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I've had distinctive symptoms of hyperthyroid for about 18 months now, but they come and go. They usually last for a couple of weeks, and then I won't have anything for a few months until it hits me again.
I had blood tests done last year, but both times these were done in my 'off' periods. The results came back normal except for the antibodies which were very high the first time (off markers) and high 6 months later. I've had more blood tests for other things since, but only tested tsh and that came back normal each time.
I accepted that my thyroid was normal, but I can't help wonder as these 'crisis' are quite distinctive. I feel totally wired (but nothing in my life to explain it, on the opposite), fingers shaking, twitches in muscles, heart rate that goes mad upon the slightest exercise, even slow walking, can't relax, sleep is bad, feel lightheaded and dizzy and I will lose 5 to 7 pounds in a week or so despite eating just the same if not more (i'm 8 1/2 stone).
I am also perimenopausal, so don't know if that can play with the thyroid, although I've been on the hrt for 6 weeks now and just in the middle of a 'crisis'.
Should I push for more testing or does this not fit with the way hyperthyroid behaves (ie. symptoms are constant)
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