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For almost the past two years Ive had clear symptoms of hyperthyroidism and my doctor has not given me any medication apart from Atenalol, something to lower my heart rate as it was 150 when I went for my last visit. I am 5'2 and 115 pounds, 10 pounds down (which i didn't even realize i lost because I'm trying to eat a lot and my appetite is crazy). Im 20 years old and female in Uni. Im starting to feel mentally weak, extremely anxious and am isolating myself from my loved ones and feeling strain on my current relationships. I know this is not just generalized anxiety because I have the following symptoms:
- Fast heartrate
- Muscle tightness, specifically extremely painful in my shoulder like inflammation in my shoulder capsule joints
- Irritated all the time
- Losing weight and watery stool
- Sweating, tingling, heat intolerance and dry eczema especially on face
- I feel like I cant breath, or I'm hyperventilating and I cant take a deep enough breath. I thought I had asthma for a while or anxiety and was having periods of time when Id get so anxious I would puke
My bloodtests show signs of thyroiditis and my white bloodcell count is always high, but my doctor said that my recent bloodtest the results were on "the verge" and she said shes not sure if the bloodtests are just inaccurate because she could be catching it at the wrong time when my thyroid is settling or inhibiting itself. Previous bloodtests within the last year were in the hyperthyroid range but my recent one was on the "verge". She is a young and new doctor and my mom tells me she might just be hesitant to take action because she is inexperienced.
I was very sure I had hyperthyroidism last year after I had a seizure-like loss of consciousness. My results were hyperthyroid at the time but I was distracted by the seizure and losing my drivers licence to pursue the hyperthyroidism that had come to my attention. Im frustrated by my symptoms and the fact that my doctor hasn't prescribed anything at all yet.
Should i be fighting my case more to my doctor? and is this all in my head? I convinced myself that it was just anxiety and stress before but i feel like the blood tests are saying i have hyperthyroidism. Should I trust my gut and not my doctor? I need input as to why my doctor is hesitant. She referred me to an endocrinologist after she was hesitant last visit. I wish i had my bloodtest results to post them here but i will have access to them within the next two days.
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