I got an ultrasound of my thyroid this past summer. It said i had a "multinodular goiter", a "thyroglossal duct cyst", & one nodule plus some changes to the left lobe since last time i had the ultrasound of thyroid done which was 10yrs ago(i was 16 at the time now im 26, almost 27). Last March my TSH was 0.60...& now my TSH is 1.4. I am not sure about my t3&t4 at the moment bc it wasnt tested this time around for some reason & i cant remember what they were last march. Anyway, my dr ordered a thyroid nuclear scan/RAI uptake. I got that done 2wks ago and the results say 37.4% which indicates overactive thyroid. Now i have been very lethargic my enitre life. I am VERY spacy, cant pay attention(even to movie or TV), its like i am stuck in my own head all the time and like im not really "living"...like im on autopilot. Its no way to live. I did HORRIBLE in school bc of it bc i cant comprehend or process information. I am "slow"(to say the least), unmotivated, depressed..etc. I was diagnosed with Inattentive ADD/SCT(sluggish cognitive tempo), But i REALLY want to find the underlying cause & find the ROOT of the problem so maybe there is a chance of fixing it rather than just continuing to take my Adderall (adderrall) xr 30mgs(been on it for 9yrs & its the only way im able to function as a semi normal human being..it allows me to focus and concentrate and FEEL things/emotions) just to MASK the problem(But until the underlying porblem is fixed i NEED the adderall (adderrall) to function normally). Anyway, I also just got my ANA tested and it showed up Positive(i went tanning beforehand..idk if that causes false positives or not?), & my RNP was slightly elavated, but barely(1.1). I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia 5yrs ago so my dr blew most things off and blamed it on the fibro until recently(the last 2yrs) my health got progressively WORSE & I'm so weak, tired, confused, forgetful, depressed, muscle spasm, joint pain, muscoskeletal pain(around the wk leading up to my pd my whole body feels bruised) & I have horrible PMS(PMDD). Anyway, my question is, Is it possible that my thyroid is overactive right now due to weak adrenals? I forgot to mention I did all 3 of the "at home tests" for weak adrenals(scraping fork on skin to see if white lines turn red within 10secs:FAILED..they dont. Took BP while sitting then upon standing and its lower when i stand. & just started doing the temp 3 times a day at same time everyday so ill let u know how that one goes). Any advice or information u can give me would be greatly appreciated..THANKYOU!
I don't find the home testing for adrenals to be valid. Plus not everyone with adrenal issues has thyroid (usually low) and vice versa. It can and does happen but it is not a given.
Your thyroid is overactive likely due to thyroid issues - what antibody testing was done? If not, you need a decent endo, it does not sound like your endo is that great. BTW with a thyroid like that, you would feel like crud.
I don't know if tanning ups ANA - but are you seeing a rheumy?
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