Re: thyroid problems
I don't have graves, but am hypo with thyroid nodules....but my TSH was never higher than 1.7 which shows you can have hypo symptoms without elevated TSH! I gained 60 lbs and had a host of other hypo symptoms....I am on synthroid not 137 mcg and cytomel (t3) 10 mcg a day. I have lost 35 lbs and have had some improvement on some symptoms - I am not a doctor and don't know what to tell you except my own experience and that was to change doseages very slowly and carefully - when I started synthroid at 25 mcg, my TSH immediately when down to undetectable - and my T4 and T3 went up out of the range - but my doc monitored my BP and pulse rate etc...and kept me at each doseage for several weeks if not months. I started in Aug 03 at 25 mcg and was up to 150 in Jan 05. I had some anxiousness with each increase, but that was usually temporary - a week or two - however, heart palpitations are nothing to fool around with so always have that sort of thing checked out - I don't know if this helps any - maybe someone else can add their experience. I'm sorry for all you've been through and hope you will find help and feel better soon....