I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism two weeks ago after having a run of Heart Palpitations and lots of dizzy spells. My TSH was .159, T3 and T4 normal. My symptoms became worse over this past weekend, so the doctor had me come in for another round of blood work. My TSH is now 0.06 and T4 is one point below the high. I have lots of dizzy spells, heart palps occasionaly, and the nervousness is starting to kick in, although I don't know how much of it is just from the anxiety of the whole situation. The dr, who admits he hasn't had many Hyper cases, says the Endo says we have to wait until my TSH is 0.01 before they will scan me. Does this sound right? Im just really nervous that im not getting the care that I need... Im 26 and have an 9 month old daughter and a 3 year old daughter. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.
I'm 28 yr old female, I've had hyperthyroidism for 11 yrs. I've had goiters, nodules & cancer. I had a partial thyroidoctomy, and I'm still hyperthyroid.. I get dizzy spells, I've had heart palps also. I don't take any medicine for my thyroid & never have. And I'm still doin fine. So I think ur getting yourself worked up a little to much. Ur doc knows what he's talking about. If u go to an endo n there's not really anything abnormal, the endo will be mad cuz they'll think ur wasting their time. RELAX!! :-)
Hello ashimaly, I'm 42 now, and haven't had an issue since then, but when I was married to my Ex, I got pregnant with my 2nd child when I was 23. I had blood work done, for my cholesterol and triglycerides to see how high they were, due to having problems my whole life with them. My Dr. Called me, and said... your cholesterol and triglycerides are a bit high, but girl, your thyroid s are sky high, and you need to get to an Internist ASAP . I had noticed my heartbeat would get real fast, and one of the nurses at the hospital I worked at then, checked my pulse one day while I was at rest... not moving around any, and my pulse was over 140. Long story short, was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism and quit the hospital. My heart rate would get crazy, and the Dr. Said to lay on my left side for a while. Then they put me on two medications. I apologize, but only remember one.
It was Corgard, I believe. I wish I could remember the other one. But it helped tremendously. I continued to take them up until my baby was 6 months old, and they went back to normal. I don't know if this was just Great information , lol, but you could mention the Corgard, and if you get dizzy, or heart beat gets fast, I was advised, by my Dr. To lay on your left side for a while. Hopefully, you may get even more and better information too. Many Blessings to you, Ruthie
Below .3 for TSH is to have immediate treatment here in the good old USA. My doc says it should never go as low as what you are talking about. I have no idea what they are doing or why. Of course you are shaky with heart problems. That high pulse sitting would put me in a hospital. Something seems To be Very wrong here. One can be scanned at any TSH because it doesn't measure TSH it measures tissue.
I suggest you contact your doctor and ask again to be clear what they are saying. Perhaps that will get them to review their decision. Be sure to take notes and ask questions in all of these important points. It is for your well being. Good luck with this. Karen
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