My mother has Graves Disease. I've always been wary of developing it.
I have always had a tremor, but it has recently worsened and become more obvious to others. My pulse is always fast...usually 90 - 115 bpm. I also have the heat intolerance, recent weight loss but hungry, excess sweating (so annoying), night sweats, anxiety, irritability, and occasional loose stool (which is strange because I'm usually constipated).
My throat feels bigger, but I have had Lymes Disease (well, it took me four
years to find a doctor that agreed that I had it even though I remember being
bitten, had all of the symptoms, and all of my bloodwork was positive except
for the fact that I only had one instead of two active strains-- it's so
controversial, and doctors here in NJ are reluctant to diagnose it), and I have
fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (have been diagnosed). Fun!
My mother is a nurse practitioner, and she put me on Inderal, and that has helped with my pulse and helped somewhat with the tremor. I'm also on Effexor (which can cause sweating, slight increase in pulse, and slight tremor),
though, and she's wondering if it's from that. My therapist wonders if it's from
Klonopin...I've been taking it for at least seven years, and she wonders if I'm
going through withdrawal while taking it because my body is too tolerant of the
medication (this would cause worsening of my tremor, anxiety, and irritability).
My TSH was fine in January. How quickly could my bloodwork change? Should I get another blood test? Should I test for TSI -- thyroid stimulating
immunoglobulins (which I believe is mainly for Graves)? Could I be getting a
false negative on the TSH...I mean, could I have it but it not show up on
bloodwork? I've been complaining about it so much that my mom is annoyed, and I don't know what I should do at this point. Please help! =)