Hello everyone! This may sound like an odd question, but I really am trying to figure out what to do. I have an endo. appt. in a couple days, but I want your opinion on what this could be. Now, the reason I'm not posting this in the neuro section is because I have thyroid "issues".
My question is, could hypothyroidism cause a seizure-like episode such as described below? Also, is it worth getting an MRI because of the "episode"?
A week ago I had a seizure, or something else. First my left leg jerked. Then my whole body thrust itself forward twice. About 2 minutes later I started feeling strange. I began to shake like a LEAF! I had no control over my body and my sense of reality was Twilight Zone wierd! I was consious, but my conciousness was definately altered. Luckily an RN was there and she took my pulse. Everyone thought I was hypoglycemic, but I had drunk 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of cous cous just an hour before the episode. Also, my pupils were very dilated for a good 4 hours after the attack. After the attack I felt so tired and my muscles hurt so that I slept for 20 solid hours.
I have the fatigue (sleep 15 hours a day), brain fog, lack of concentration, delayed puberty, anemia, acne, yeast infections, lactose intolerance, cold all the time, and slightly enlarged thyroid (slightly visible) of hypothyroidism.
I have had a TSH of 4.27 a year ago. Then about 2 months ago my TSH was 3.29. (The nurse refused to read me the number slowly so it could be 3.92.) My PCP is lovely, but he says that even with a TSH of 4.27, my free t4 was 1.2 and thus I had no thyroid issues. He did mono and lyme tests, both which came back negative.
I never have had my thyroid antibodies tested. Nor have I had my t3 tested.