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hi, I am an 18 yr. old female. For the past 11 months I have had the most bizarre symptoms. It started with uncontrollable crying episodes that weren't triggered by events and led to memory loss, confusion, hot/cold flashes, blue hands and feet,delayed speech and feeling unbalanced. All of these symptoms resulted in me having to be medically homebound for my senior yr. of high school. I was diagnosed with depression and comfortable with the diagnosis until now. I have tried everything to lessen the symptoms! I have been put on celexa, prozac, abilify,lamictal,zoloft,lexapro,lorazapam,clonazpam,seraquil,luvox,deplin,pristiq,cymbalta,welbutrin and even done 5 sessions of ECT ( electroconvulsive shock therapy) I have been to a neurologist, had an EEG,MRI, thyroid testing,and many blood tests. I am supposed to be attending UNCG in 3 weeks and I would really love go to, but I don't see that being possible in the condition I am in now. This has ruined my life, I would be SO HAPPY to have it back.. I am open to any suggestions!

Thanks for reading, Sara
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Sorry if this is obvious, but have you been checked out for hormone problems?
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I would just like to ask if you know what your TSH (thyroid blood test) results were. Or if you know if they also ran your Free T4? When I tell you that your symptoms are exactly what my symptoms were before being diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, I'm not exagerating. The only thing you didn't mention was hand tremors which I had.
My TSH was only at 6 point something. The new normal however, is 0.3-3.0. My endocrinologist began treatment and within a month I felt like a new person. Try to get those numbers and repost here with them.
I wish you luck.
1381925 tn?1280792141
My thyroid blood test results were slightly off, but the endo. that I saw said they weren't off enough to treat. I will try to look back in my file and find the exact numbers. Your advice has been very helpful, thank you so much!
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