I have been dealing with this thyroid issue for 2 years now. I just got labs back and the FT4 is still a little high, tsh is suppressed but FT3 is normal. I am taking 130mcg of synthroid. I feel sick like the flu all the time and I'm starting to wonder if something else is going on. I am nauseous and so very tired. My last routine bloodwork was a year ago and all was fine. Anyone else feel like this???
Hi, are you on any other meds that might be causing this like cholesteral medication. I think I would get a full blood workup and see if something else is going on. As for the nausea what works for me is ginger capsules. I went thru a spell with stomach problems or something and got severe nausea and it took it right away. Hope you find an answer. I hate nausea
#thats not nice i hate feeling sick, yeah i agree with the last post get all your bloods done! your tsh, and t4 ,t3 and your free t3 and free t4, get your magnesium checked, your antibodies, both theres 2 different ones get your calcium done , potassium,all ypur iro teste, ie, iron levels, folic acid, b12 b6 feritin, and your adrenals, also get them to do your blood sugar and all of theese should be done once every 6mnths anyway thats what i do, and if it still continues maybe they should do stomache investigations!! good luck matey , and i hope you get better lots of love from katpursxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I agree with the others - more blood work need to be done. I would especially request thyroid antibodies. I have felt like I have a horrible flu for 17 years - and just recently (within last 2 years) discovered that my thyroid antibodies are sky high. I believe that, more than anything, is contributing to the flu-like symptoms. Since my body thinks my thyroid is like a virus, or a foreign invader, it makes sense that my immune system's attack on the thyroid gland would make me feel like I have the flu.
Specifically, I ache all over, (muscles, joints and soft tissue), my head always hurts, ears ring (tinnitus), sore throats, swollen glands. Also, for the first 5 years or so, I ran a low-grade fever every day (now, since I'm hypo, my body temp is 96). I am sluggish, brain fogged, skin dry, hair falls out, constipated, - and this, with NORMAL Free T3 and Free T4 levels. Stomache aches, chest pains, dry eyes. I take Armour, about 6 grains, and I still feel like I did before I was discovered to have Hashi's.
In short, I am sure it is the antibodies that make me so sick, more than the low thyroid. So, have those checked if you still feel like you have the flu.
I went through a phase like the one you're describing, sure did. I was ready to OFF myself, I was so disgusted with the whole thing. It was about two years after being diagnosed, and I was at 125 mcg. which was about half the dose where I finally stabilized. I had already been through five years of not knowing what was wrong with me, depressed, exhausted, confused, gaining weight, migraines, mouth sores, yada, yada, yada - and after a couple of years on Synthroid, I was SO ready to feel better. All the pre-diagnosis symptoms had let up, of course, but I still didn't feel one bit good.
And then I got that nauseated, weak-kneed, flu-feeling you're describing. I work in a casino; I'd walk in at 3 am and smell the smoke and alcohol and sweat....and - blech. I was pale and clammy all the time. I just felt gaggish. Is that a word? Home, work, driving, church, store - it didn't matter where I was. It was worse earlier in my day, but it never let up entirely.
My doctor was more than accomodating, but everything he prescribed put me to sleep. Yeah, I'd be standing at a crap table with some neanderthal screaming at me to give him a hard six, - sound asleep. Snoring. My pharmacist finally turned me on to the thing that got me through that period - it's a non-sleepy compound used in some OTC motion sickness drugs.
Your letter sounds like you are extremely sick and tired of being sick and tired. I've SO been there. The nausea/flu feeling lasted about four months in my case - and after that stopped, I did finally start to feel better, for the first time in years. That was the last really tough symptom I went through before I began the swing toward feeling human again.
Good luck, honey, I hope you'll be well soon. PatsyCatsy
Thank you so much for responding. I am actually feeling a little better. I've been on a lower dose of Synthroid for 2 weeks and it has helped some. No more nausea or major stomach issues. I did have more blood work done and looked at the results myself. Everything was normal except that my FT4 was still a little high. I also went to a new endo we did even more blood work. We did prolactin, luteinizing ...something, FT4 by dialysis and FT3.
Haven't heard anything yet. He was VERY knowledgable and didn't care what my tsh was. YEAH!!!!!! So we'll see. I feel like maybe we are finally getting somewhere!!