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I've been on Methimazole 10 mg since January 11th of this year. My official diagnosis is hyperfunctioning thyroid nodule. My TSH is suppressed to 0.015. The med brough my T3 to mid range normal and T4 1.87 with a high range of 1.85.
I've been doing a very low carb diet for 2 weeks and having withdrawal headaches and incredible weakness, so I added a slice or two of bread and peanut butter between meals.
Today, I felt well and since it was a lovely day, went outdoors to fix my chimes. In about 15 minutes I began to get nauseous and very weak. I had run up and down the stairs for supplies prior to feeling bad. It took me at least an hour to recover where I could walk without feeling drained. I took a cup of V8 and a square of chocolate as I felt like I had a massive attack of low blood sugar.
About an hour later, from the knee down, both legs felt like they were vibrating to the soles of my feet. I'm freezing cold and my fingers are on the verge of tingly. My legs now feel like they are made of lead.
Could this be thyroid related? Going hypo perhaps? Or could it be seasonal allergy as I am very prone to sinus/allergy. My head hurts and my teeth hurt with typical sinus symptoms. My cheeks are beet red.
Could it be a reaction to the Methimazole? I've been on 7 week though.
I'm thoroughly confused. This brought on anxiety, the last thing I need right now.
Also, what concerns me is I have some TSI and TPO antibodies but my RA Uptake scan was 5.9% at 6 hrs, low in left lobe and higher in right with 3 CM nodule. At 24 hrs uptake was 20% with 5 on the left and 15 on the right side with nodule. Diagnosis was hot nodule.
My #'s were never very high but TSH has been suppressed since I was put on Armour Thyroid years ago to shrink the nodules. My PCP tested for "thyrotoxicosis" and was unsure of the cause. When he read reports, he told me he felt the antibodies were from a bad virus I had in Feb causing Labrynthitis for 3 months. When I had the antibody test I was just getting over a 3 week flu that knocked me for a loop. Could this have caused antibodies?
At this point, I'm not sure what the heck is even wrong with me. The test confirms hot nodule so why the antibodies? I have no energy anymore. My hands are like ice. I get headaches and dizzy spells.
Please tell me if you can make sense out of this and if you think the vibration is related to thyroid or the anxiety.
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