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I have been under severe stress since 2014 when my husband was diagnosed with sarcoma and passed in 2015. A week after he passed, I started falling apart physically due to stress and grief. Two PVDs with retinal bleeds, labyrinthitis with vertigo and dizziness for 3 months. Occular migraines. General fatigue. I thought I'd had it all when my blood work came back as hyperactive. TSH 0.004 (very low and overactive state) T3 and T4 normal to high but within range. My doctor wants to do a radioactive iodine uptake test to determine exact diagnosis. Regardless, he will want to treat me as I have antibodies in my blood. My quandary is that I feel well, other than grief and being tired at times. I don't have any hyper symptoms and I can't lose weight, something I've struggled with my entire life.
Has anyone had stress and trauma trigger Graves Disease? If I am not symptomatic, I am hesitant to treat and possibly trigger something worse.
Also - I have two thyroid nodules I was treated for with armour thyroid and they are shrinking. I've been off meds for a year, still my TSH dropped.
I appreciate any advice, experience, feedback others can offer.
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