On 1/6/11 had a nuclear stress test. Approximately 1/24/11, I developed coldness/pain in my feet and legs. Although this condition has improved, I still suffer from cold/prickly feet which awaken me EVERY night despite two pairs heavy socks and heavy covers. Today is 3/22/11. Could this injected substance have damaged my thyroid and caused this problem? I was already on 120 mg of armour thyroid for "low thyroid" which I have taken for ten years? WHAT CAN I DO TO CORRECT THIS SITUATION. Until this stress test, which I should never have consented to, I was in excellent health. Please help!!! I am miserable.
I am sorry to hear about your recent troubles. It sounds as if you may be having a problem with the nerves in your legs and I would doubt that your current problems have any relation the stress test that you had almost 4 months ago.
Problems such as neuropathy (which is most commonly associated with diabetes but can also be seen in a variety of other conditions) can give you symptoms similar to what you describe. It may be that you will require a test such as an EMG to evaluate the nerve function. Your primary care physician or a neurologist would be able to evaluate you and discuss things further.
Per yesterday's lab work (3/30/11) I do NOT have diabetes. The neuropathy began right after the stress test on 1/6/11 and has lasted almost four months. Another culprit is the beta blockers (Toporal XL) which I took for a month in December. Theory is that it blocked my thyroid. I am now on 180 mg Armour thyroid trying to restore normalcy in my thyroid function. I take no other meds. I have always enjoyed excellent health until the events described. My heart is fine. Could the stress test have damaged my thyroidn functioning ?
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