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Hi everyone. I am a 35 year old female. No health issues until now. I'm desperate for answers.
About 3 months ago, I remember telling my coworker that I couldn't shake my lightheadedness. I would get "hot flash" dizzy episodes followed by elevated resting heart rate (120s) and the immediate urge to defecate. These episodes started happening so frequently, with horrible diarrhea, nausea, horrible brain fog and lack of appetite. I lost 14 lbs in 2 weeks. I ended up in the ER 3 times and followed up with many doctors. Been unable to work. All labs are normal. My thyroid was initially "normal" .947. Then two weeks of getting worse my thyroid was .256. Free T4 1.65. I started methimazole. Then a week later my TSH was .176 FT4 1.64.
Graves antibodies negative. Hashimotos negative.
My doctors don't seem to think that my "borderline" hyperthyroid could cause this severity of symptoms.
My question to you all is how long does methimazole take to kick in and what would cause the rapid drop in TSH level?
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