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Hi, I'm after a little knowledge on this subject. Here's a small outline of my situation, back in October I started feeling really down in the dumps, heart palpitations and racing pulse, dizzy spells like I've never known, jerky muscle spasms and restless sleeping patterns. I popped to the doctor who did a couple of blood tests and my thyroid levels were slightly high. The only result I was given at this point was my T4 was 24.5 and I had a suppressed tsh?. These symptoms persisted for a couple of weeks and the doctor started me on carbimazole, a daily dose of 5mg once a day, I took this for less than a week mainly because the pharmacist had panicked me by saying it has huge side effects and whilst suffering from health anxiety (I.e the thought of having any illness scares me) at the beginning of December I had to go back for another blood test and actually by this time my symptoms had completely disappered to my relief and was forever hopeful my thyroid results had returned to normal. Anyway a phone call from the receptionist had confirmed my thoughts as she said my T4 was back within range at 18.1. Forward a month to January and still feeling normal I had my appt with the endocrinologist who then put the fear of god in me by saying yes my T4 was 18.1, a free T3 of 5.8, TSH continues to be suppressed but strangely (her words) my TPO was >600 so apparently I'm making 20x the amount of antibodies than I should be, she informed me the range is between 0-38. So now I have to have 3 monthly blood tests for a year as she suspects I will swing between hyper and hypo before settling on the hypo side and I have to watch for coeliac, anaemia and low cortisol levels. No medication has been given until she knows what it's going to do. Since last week I have felt dizzy with palpitations but I suspect that is my anxiety kicking !!!! I'm not sure if it's relevant but I take 20mg of citalopram and 40mg of propranolol as and when I need it. Apologies for the very long post but any insight would be gratefully received. Thank you.
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