How can i feel good as i was

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I have many issues with my health first of all describing my symptoms. which occurs from last 30-40 Days

1. Fatigue/Body Pain

2. Backpain

3. Some part of right foot feeling numb.

4. Sometimes feeling pressure on the top of the head.

5. Derealization or feeling out of the body. out of patience

The last 2 symptoms are occuring from last year but after intervals sometimes weeks or months.

I have no serious illness in past or family have.

I have recently diagnosed for thyroid function, B12 & CBC reports are as follows

My Report

T3 level 131.20 ng/dl NORMAL

T4 level 7.41 ug/dl NORMAL

TSH Level 9.43 uIU/ml Elevated

B12 247.70 pg/ml Low

CBC is Normal

Now my question is that i am in fear that there is something wrong with my head especially with this lightheadedness & feeling patience less.

PLEASE HELP & SUGGEST as i am in a treatment for thyroid and B12 with an endocrinologist from last week.

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    Hello Rashid:

    I am a Nurse and I live in the USA and I have thyroid disease. Mine is called Hashimoto's Disease.

    Your TSH is elevated normal is (0.34-5.60)  this suggests that your thyroid is not using T4 well enough.  Our Thyroid gland makes 4 hormones and the two of them are T3 and T4. (There is a T1 and T 2 not used for this conversation).  In a normal non thyroid person, T4 is made into useable T3. the gland converts it.

    Symptoms of low thyroid(  HYPO) are: Brain foggy, feeling tired/sleepy,  feeling cold, feeling blue or depressed, dry skin and brittle nails, weight gain, muscle aches and pains, headaches.

    Symptoms of high thyroid (Hyper) is rapid loss of weight, bug eyes, nervousness, feeling HOT, feeling anxious, heart runs fast, lightheaded.  Famous  American actor Don Knotts had this disease, if you remember him.

    There are more but these are common ones.

    Blood work should also include a mineral panel to include sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and Ferritin levels, and Vit D and B-12.  If you had that done and they are good, that is important to know. Also tests for TPO antibodies, is also recommended.

    B-12 can be replaced by an injection.  You may need to take a multi-vitamin if you have low levels of Vitamins. Most of us have low Vit. D too as it tends to go along with thyroid problems.

    Some people start off with Hyper and then go Hypo, or they swing back and forth. Your doctor can prescribe thyroid replacement meds if needed. Explain all of your symptoms to your GP or a special doctor called an Endocrinologist. Some people can not convert T4 into T3 any more or well enough.  So the doc. can prescribe the right med for you.

    Many women get thyroid disease between the ages of 20-40 and after childbirth and some get it at menopause.  Epstein-Barr disease is a known virus that can cause thyroid problems.  It can lay dormant in the body and in some it attacks the thyroid.

    Please see your doctor and keep a good log of your symptoms.  Thyroid disease can run in families so think and let your doctor know if anyone else in your family has it, like an aunt or cousin. Ask other relatives.

    If you go onto thyroid meds your TSH level will settle down. So follow up with your GP on this. You can live a good life once you have this solved.  I got it in my 20's and I am 54.

    I hope this helps.  Be well, Shelly


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      Hey Shelly thank you very very much as my TSH is elevated only So what I have Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyriodism. Please Tell as per my report

      T3 level 131.20 ng/dl NORMAL 

      T4 level 7.41 ug/dl NORMAL

      TSH Level 9.43 uIU/ml Elevated

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      Hello Rashid:

      Sorry for the delay, we had a holiday in USA, and I was away for a few days. 

      From your symptoms it sounds more like the beginings of Hypothyroidism.   In some of us when the thyroid disease is new some people swing back and forth between Hypo and Hyper.

      Have you seen any weight gain?  Having a lot of fatigue can be a sign of  Hypothyroidism.  Both Hypo and Hyper can cause muscle pains. Hyper tends to make you have insomnia and be anxiety/nervousness feelings.

      Your doctor should keep a check on your blood work and if they get 2 bad results in a 6 month period of time, then it is not a fluke. You have not been on any other new medications lately? 

      Keep an eye on your symptoms.  Log it down.  Some symptoms come at different times or worsen.  It helps to be able to show this to your doc.

      I hope this helps.  Shelly


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    Hi Rashid

    Is your blood presure all right?

    Areyou on any medication that can give rise to light headedness etc.

    Some generic brands can cause problems for me even of the same drug..


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