i have no thyroid due to cancer several years ago. i have been without my synthroid for over 3 months. my Dr. is no longer practicing and i currently have no insurance. my script is out. i went to the Er because i have been feeling a constant "butterly flutter" feeling in my arms and legs, cramping/muscle pains, swollen face and hands, extreme dry skin and feeling tired. my tsh levels came back at 220 and my t4 is .1 I was told by the er Dr. that she would not give me a script because hypothyroidism is not life threatening. I am having trouble getting in to a new Dr. without any insurance. How dangerous is this and what can I expect form here? I am 46 year old female.
This is a severe hypothyroidism. He absolutely need to be on medication. While may not be immediately life-threatening patients can go into a coma with this severe hypothyroidism. You should go into any walk-in clinic rather than an ER for this. Good luck.
Hello, the ER doctor is wrong. Hypothyroid is life threatening, particularly if you don't have a thyroid.
You need a scrip for your synthroid. You need to be taking your meds again. Please do not delay. Go to any clinic or ER until you can get one. It would probably help if you have a copy of your old script to show them.
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