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Hi, I have been feeling unwell for months,
I just didn't know what was happening, I had spent a lot of time lying on the couch.
Then this past week the palpitations worsened with shortness of breath, lightheadedness and almost passing out three times in one week.
So off to the dr I went, my bp was normal and my resting heart rate was 120.
The gp said little other than to send me for a full blood work the next day and an apt w the dr for the following week.
The following day I was washing the dishes when the palpations started again so I used my app on my phone to measure my pulse and it was 169!
I went to the ER and they looked up my blood results taken the previous day and the results showed I had hyperthyroidism and they took my bp and checked my pulse and it was averaging 120-140 bpm.
An ecg was done and They gave me beta blockers to reduce my heart rate and a diazepam to calm me as I was hyper and wouldn't stop talking very fast and nonstop. I was grateful as I was so fatigued. They then transferred me to a city hospital by ambulance.
In the ER they monitored my vitals and hooked me up to the ecg again and set about stabilising my fast heart rate with quite a few tablets of beta blockers and antithyroid tablets.
I was very unsteady on my feet and felt better than before but still felt unwell.
After a night of observation I had an ultrasound of my thyroid. The ultrasound operator said my thyroid looked patchy and lumpy when it should look smooth.
And he kindly showed me his thyroid with the ultrasound so I could see how a healthy thyroid gland looks like.
I feel hot all the time now and yet it's not a temperature. I am due to do an antibodies blood test which the dr said would confirm whether I have Graves or not.
I'm still not up to doing much so I'm reading everything I can regarding this disease. I am worried about possibly having the beginnings of TED. As my eyes have been blurry off and on for the last few months and I get a feeling of pressure in one eye socket, the upper inner side of my eye. It feels like tge start of a pressure headache in my eye socket and inner side of my eye ball.
Does anyone understand what I'm describing? What do I do now with the eyes?
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