| | newly dx, lots of questions
Hello all, I have been reading this posts for about a month now to see if I can figure out what all everything means. I guess I've waited long enough to actually post so here goes and please bear with me as best you can.
Ok, I've been a type one diabetic for 21 years. I got dx'ed with that at the age of five. I have two children. I got divorced and am on my second marriage to my wonderful husband. He and I were wanting a child together. I've gotten pregnant twice with him after trying to conceive pretty much the entire time we've been married. But I also had a miscarriage around six to eight weeks both times. The second time I got pregnant my new endocrinologist said that being pregnant shouldn't really affect my blood sugars. Now I KNOW that him being that naieve (SP) was a sign to get a new endo. So I did, but I didn't see him until after I had another miscarriage due to waiting list for an appointment.
Anyway, went to the new doc who did blood work that day and called with the results. ( I have been on synthroid for ten + years already due to low thyroid, although no one ever explained what the synthroid would do or should do.) New doc says that I have an auto immune thyroid disease and makes another appt to go over the tests with me. Meanwhile, I'm curious so I get on the internet to see what that means.
Found out a lot of information on the subject, as well as found this board to be very helpful.
Here are my labs:
Hemoglobin A1C 6.5
Free t4 1.23
Thyroglobulin antibodies 52.7
Anti thyroid peroxidase less than 1
urine creatinine 90
urine microalbumin 1.6
thyroid antibody 187
Doctor says that I have Hashimoto's. I also have peripheral neuropathy. He also does an ultrasound on my thyroid and says that I have multi nodular something or other. (I forget the word.) Also that I have a huge goiter and asks if I have trouble swallowing food or liquids. I do have trouble with solid foods quite often so he set me up an appointment with an ear, nose, and throat specialist to see about getting my whole thyroid removed. (Scared about that.)
Here is a list of all the symptoms I have.
Trouble swallowing solid foods
Severe constipation. Taking fiber supplements and milk of magnesia doesn't help.
Very very low sex drive
Hair is all turning gray
Extreme sensitivity to cold when others are fine
Freezing cold hands and feet all the time.
Can't stand to be too hot either.
Leg pains, arm pains,
cramping legs and arms
sharp, stabbing, shooting pains in both legs and arms.
Migraines that don't go away for days on end no matter what I take or if I take a nap
Always very tired no matter how long I sleep
very, very cranky all the time
no energy for anything
if i'm not cranky, then I'm crying.
I think that is all. Not really sure, I forget things so easily now.
What do you all think. Do you think surgery is merited? What do I have to expect after surgery? I even quit my job almost two years ago because of the pains in my legs and arms. I couldn't sit or stand for very long without being in severe pain for no apparant reason.
Oh yeah, I've also had recurrent miscarriages for no apparant reason.
I just filed for disability a few days ago since I can't seem to even function in the world anymore. Who knows if that was even worth my time.
Sorry to go on for so long. Just needed to vent I guess. Anyone with any input would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,