So, no Synthroid for me. Now what?
March 23, 2012 7:54 AM Subscribe
First test: thyroid fairly normal, TSH elevated. Second test comes back with no antibody activity and normal thyroid function. No treatment planned, but I'm still feeling like a ton of bricks has hit me. What now?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I went to my doctor with what turned out to be a laundry list of hypothyroid symptoms- bone-crushing tiredness, forgetfulness, brain fog, pains in my bones and joints for no bloody reason, weakness and dizziness, not feeling rested no matter how much I sleep, being unable to lose weight at my previous normal pace, among others.
However, the second test (antibody) came back with no sign of any antibody activity, so there is no treatment planned.
In the meantime I am continuing to feel wretched. Tired down to my bones, feeling the strong urge to nod off at work (sometimes I start to), aches all over for no reason.. some days and nights I can barely leave the couch, I am so tired. Something is wrong. I have only just accepted this (rather than being angry at myself for being lazy) and I had pinned my hopes on getting treated. I have a big event in the summer, full time work that demands a lot of me and I obviously want to have a life, too. I am at the end of my rope and I am burdening my SO with this. I am completely desperate.
Were you in my situation? What do I need to do now? What *can* I do now? For the purposes of this question, I am based in Europe.
Note: I don't have the actual figures as my doctor just phoned me to tell me; I will only be able to get the figures when I go to their office.
(I do not have a throwaway email but would happily ping you from my account if you mention that you're amenable to same in your comment.)