I know the thread is old but the topic of this thread describes exactly what I have experienced in the past months.
I've was diagnosed with Hashimoto's 3 years ago and have been taking around 150mcg of levo since. I felt okay for a while but a year ago I started feeling ill again. Done loads of research and read all about gluten free, supplements, lifestyle etc to... (9 replies)
... Your thyroid hormones look a lot like mine. My TSH fluctuates like that too and I also have some of the symptoms you described. My TSI is 44% and I have Hashimoto's (elevated TPO and Tg). Your FT4 is on the low side, which is closer to hypo.
A TSI of 98% is actually pretty high and I have heard of people getting classic hyper symptoms with lower TSI values. based on... (2 replies)
... As far as I know anxiety is usually associated with hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto's can cause hyperthyroidism. Have you had your thyroid checked since these symptoms started? If your thyroid isn't the cause you may want to consult a neurologist. (3 replies)
... Was just wondering about a tremor trembling type feeling I have a lot. I seem to be anxious about something all the time. With the holidays coming up I feel overwhelmed and almost wish I didn't have to entertain and cook like I used to. Am 57 and was definitively diagnosed about 3 yrs ago with hashimoto's. Have been treated for hypo for 20 yrs but never knew anything about... (3 replies)
... I'm no expert but it seems to me you are experiencing post partum thyroiditis which can develop months after giving birth. It is similar to hashimoto's which may actually be the cause of yours as I understand it. Antibodies set up the attack on your thyroid. The pain probably has more to do with that attack than the med change.
In PPT thyroid labs may initially show... (5 replies)
... I have Hashimoto's also, and recently switched to 125 mg. daily of levothyroxine, and 5 mg. of Cytomel daily. If I rely strictly on the prescription meds, I am exhausted and depressed, so I have to supplement heavily. It can take 4-6 weeks to see any difference with prescription meds. I read advice from one person regarding Cytomel that the amount we take should be based on... (3 replies)
... That's interesting because sometimes I have sworn I feel hypo also. How were you able to get someone to listen to you and diagnose the Hashimoto's? The endocrinologist I have seen seems to think all of my symptoms are from other causes and won't entertain the idea something is wrong with my thyroid. (19 replies)
... If this anxiety presented around the time of menopause, it could be due to the drop in estrogen. Also, the hormonal changes of perimenopause and menopause can affect thyroid function or efficacy of thyroid meds. (3 replies)
... You could just be stressing out over the holidays like many of us do. If you've been treated for hypo for the last 20 years I seriously doubt the hashi's is causing new thyroid problems at this point though it was likely responsible for your thyroid burning out from the get go. Hashi's or not the treatment for hypo is the same- thyroid hormone replacement, What I'd more likely... (3 replies)
... I have some of the symptoms that you mentioned above and I've been diagnosed with Hashimoto's. My thyroid hormones fluctuate all the time and often they come back normal, but I still have symptoms. I've been hyper, mild/subclinical hypo and normal. Your symptoms seem more like you're on the hyper side. (19 replies)
... I'm 21, male and I have hypothyroidism.
I don't have Hashimoto's, leaky gut, vitamin D deficiency or anything else, just hypothyroidism.
I'm currently taking Armour, 60mg
These are my most recent blood results:
TSH = 186.062
Free T3 = 1.1 (10 replies)
... Hi :wave:
There is a type of Hashimoto's thyroiditis that typically represents as muscular issues/pains. I don't know the "fancy term" for it and I've only read a case report in Finnish but the article was about a case of Hashi's where the patient was put on thyroid supplementation with thyroid levels still within range (but on the hypoT side). She obviously needed to have... (1 replies)
... Thanks for the replys! I called the pharmacy and they said that the brand name wasn't changed by my doctor it's because Eltroxin doesn't come in that small of dosage. I used to take 0.05 mg (I think that's correct) now I take half of that dosage.
How long does this inflammation last? It's been 3 months now and it's not getting better. I've never in my life experienced pain... (5 replies)
... I agree that more investigation is merited, rather than simply blaming the meds. (5 replies)
... I think what sadtosay has merit since differences between brands makes them rarely equivalent or equally well tolerated, though I still think your neck pain has more to do with your thyroid inflammation just imho. But all possibilities should be investigated.
As I said before, my comfort level would be greater with the endo. Can you call him or her for some input? (5 replies)
... It is within the realm of possibility that at least some of your symptoms are caused by your body reacting to the Synthroid. (it gave me muscle cramps, a chronic sore throat and heartbeat irregularities). Your endo expressed surprise that your medication was switched. Did your doctor give you a rationale for doing so after all these years? (5 replies)
... I'm 29 years old. Have had an under active thyroid gland for 15 years and took Eltroxin. Had a baby six months ago. 3 months ago my doctor said my thyroid was abit high which is unusual for me as it has been always the same all these years so she switched me to synthroid and the dosage. Within this time I have experience excruciating pains that no doctor or thyroid specialist... (5 replies)
... I also have Hashimoto's and detectable TSI levels.
TSI 44% (<140%)
Thyroid peroxidase ab: 780 iu/ml (<5) H
Thyroglobulin Ab: 84 IU/mL (<20) H
My thyroid hormones tend to fluctuate between normal and mild/subclinical hypo, but I've never been on thyroid medication. I get heart palpitations (PVCs and PACs) and muscle tremors/twitching. I also get dehydrated a lot (another... (33 replies)
... Hi All, Could you please help me understand my lab results? Years ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's with multi nodular nodules. Recently my TSH level was .066, my endo took me off of synthroid to have me be retested in 2 months. 2 months later my TSH level is .112. The remainder of my lab results are as follows:
TSH - .112
Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct, S - 1.03... (1 replies)
... nereic- I just realized I didn't really answer your question re subclinical hyperT *and* Hashimoto's. The full answer to that is yes, as well. In the earlier stages of Hashimotos, thyroid function can swing all over the place, from hypo, to hyper, to normal. The thyroid is being attacked but isn't completely burned out. It may act like a flickering light bulb. (3 replies)