Re: Are these symptoms or not?
Megan...my doc. told me in Sept that I had antibodies to my thyroid and that I was in the early stages of hypothyroidism....then I got all the symptoms of hyper (which I had after pregnancy, but they had gone away--5 yrs. ago)..I thought my dr. would think I was nuts...telling him I felt hyper...but he is a good doc (he's my internist) and ran the whole thyroid panel again two weeks ago. He called me at home at 10:30 at night to tell me my results and that my FT3 was 1711 and that it was Graves and that he was gonna get me in to see an endo within the week (normally a 2-3 month wait--good doc. to call me at home!!) Anyway, he said that as the anitbodies were killing my thyroid..those cells were releasing all the hormone they contained causing Graves....also my thyroid panel shows I have antibodies for Hashi and Graves...this is all really new to me, so other people on here can describe it better I'm sure!!! (I'm probably totally wrong in this description--someone else please help me to explain it better) I guess it's really called Hashitoxicosis.