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Ironically the first time I posted here was when I was overmedicated on synthroid a few months ago. I stopped synthroid and my symptoms slowly got better, though now I think I'm back where I started.
I usually can tell when my levels are off - unexplained weight gain and fatigue are my big tells, and I have definitely noticed those lately. But I've had other symptoms that I'm worried about and am hoping can all be explained with my thyroid.
First, the biggest one I had when overmedicated was heart palpitations (all checked by a cardiologist: they were able to see the palps but said they were benign, echo was normal, etc). I still get them from time to time even after being off synthroid for quite awhile now, but they're definitely not as bad. Then, over the last week or so, they've picked up and become quite bothersome, to the point where they just make me feel so ill. I've also noticed they seem to pick up right before i get my period, but the timing wasnt right for this particular week.
Then, one day last week I started noticing tingling in my arms and legs. Mostly on the right, but occasionally both, and I seem to be very prone to causing aches from sitting a certain way right now. If I put pressure on my legs or arms in the wrong place, i'm achy for quite awhile after.
Some of that has actually gotten a little better with time but it's definitely still there. Throughout all of this I've also had an almost constant headache. It's mild, so not enough to really make me miserable but I just notice it a lot. It seems to be localized to the front right, but I'll also feel pain everywhere sometimes. And today for the first time I've noticed a strange tingling/tickling sensation on my head as well, almost as if my skin is crawling. It's so weird.
A lot of this to me, I feel could be explained by poor circulation, which I know can be because of hypothyroidism, but some of the symptoms don't really add up to that. Am I crazy, or could this all be because of my thyroid?
I tend to be a bit of a hypochondriac/have medical anxiety, so the tingling and such really freaked me out at first, being convinced I had an unruptured brain aneurysm. I haven't had the big indicators of that though, like double vision etc., and I have had a normal MRA within the last 6 months (was done because of some pulsatile tinnitus I had) so it's unlikely to be that. But there's always that little niggling worry.
I went to a new PCP this week who is currently checking my labs, so hopefully within a few days I will know what my levels are. At this point I'm extremely hopeful it's my thyroid, because if not I will be starting from scratch with these weird symptoms.
Thanks in advance for any response, even just some solidarity would help me feel better! ❤️
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