Absolutely zero health problems, other than ADHD for 15 years but I dont consider it a "problem" until 3 months ago when I had a bad flu-like illness and sinus infection. I have more energy than my daughters, husband and grand daughter until now. After getting over th
[More]e flu but running a temp for 3 weeks I finally went to the doctor who ordered blood tests and gave me a steroid injection so that I would have the energy to go on a 3 day holiday with my daughter & grand daughter. The day after the injection I woke up and could not see out of my left eye. It frightened me because I have never worn glasses or had eye problems. My vision returned after 3 hours and we still have no idea what caused that. Next came extreme fatique and I was afraid I had mono or worse. Blood tests showed my thyroid was not working correctly but I dont have any idea what the numbers were. I didn't really care of know anything about thyroid problems. I was thrilled to hear I could take a pill and feel "normal" again. Wrong. Now after taking synthroid for a month I feel worse than ever. I was not suppose to have my levels checked for 2 months but went in after 4 weeks because I was exhausted, especially in the mornings and felt horrible. They repeated blood work and wanted to hospitalize me due to my heart rate being 180. Fortunately I got to go home with a halter monitor, which turned out to be normal and a beta blocker to lower my heart rate. They took me of synthroid for one day then told me to start it back up. I am only taking 1/2 the dose they prescribed and trying to find an endo. Will I have to take heart meds for the rest of my life along with synthroid? I am reading bad things about synthroid and worried it may be causing my heart to race. Thanks for listening.
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My best advice to you would be to find an endocrinologist so that you can get your true TSH, T4/3 levels checked. How can you be on meds, without having any blood work done? I wish you luck.
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