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Recently I was hospitlixed due to Tachycardia. While I was there I told them about how I had Graves disease, how I was diagnosed at age 12, my Thyroid spikes in the summer, and how of I am 15 now.
I was taking a pretty low amount of Thyroid medication 50mg of Levothyroxine 5 days a week and 75mg 2 days a week. This was by my Endocrinolgist's orders. I didn't kmow that I became Hyper, I felt Hypo on 50mg and I think looking back I was becoming Hyper on that too.
They only tested my FT4 and TSH at the hospital. My FT4 came back as 4.07 and my TSH was 0.1. Literally the ER doctor came in and said, "Well we tested your TSH and it came back as 0.1". I thought she was crazy and asked her to test some other things, she said Free T4? I said yeah.
My Endocrinolgist I think does T3, Free T3, Reverse T3, T4, Reverse T4, Free T4, TSH, and Thyroid Antibodies. Just my guess, but when I started treatment 3 years ago he said there was a 20% chance of my Graves disease ressolving itself because of my age. He's in his mid 80's and my mom and ER doctor recommends I find someone else, but does he have a point?
I was also getting Hyper on 50mg of Levothyoxine 6 days a week.
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