Severe symptoms... only "borderline" hyperthyroid

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Hey everyone. I was just wondering if TSH level effects the severity of symptoms. My symptoms are very very severe. Rapid weight loss, 5 bowel movements a day, dizziness, nausea, weakness. However my doctors don't think it's a thyroid issues because my TSH is .12 and my FT4 was only slightly elevated.

Anyone else have severe symptoms when only "borderline" hyper?

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    Are you on medication treatment for hyperthyroidism?  You need to get your autoimmune antibodies checked as well.  I had values like that after I started treatment and they didn't change until I added supplements to my treatment.

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      My antibodies were negative for graves and hastimotos. I have an uptake and scan coming up.

      My endocrinologist put me on a very small dose of methimazole. She wants my thyroid to be over active for the scan to properly diagnose me correctly.

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      I would also ask your doc to test your vitamin D, Magnesium and Carnitine levels and if they are deficient, add these as supplements.  Also, it is important to eat a healthy diet.
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    Dear Lynds  I had all the symtoms you are having if I ate a Mars bar within half an hour I passed a mars bar did not stop eating but went down to 5 stone couldnt stop shaking and very fast heart beat, and awlful skin rashes. My doctor at the time said it was because I was going through the change. It was only when I saw a different DR at the pactice he did a different more expensive blood test  it was realised I was in a thyrotic storm. Ask to be refered to an Endocrinolgist I nearly died because of my original Blood test readings. regards Jacky 
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