Thank you both so much! I am relieved to know what they mean. My doc had said she though the hypo was due to my 5 years of panic attacks (stress) but I guess that might have triggered something bigger then she thought.
It was kind of strange to finally have these results emailed to me by the nurse without any help whatsoever in understanding them. With my doctor gone on vacation it was very scary.
I am gradually feeling better -- it has been a very slow climb from early April. I had to start at 6mcg of time release T4 because I was so senstive to it. I've gotten up to 18mcg of the same medicine, spread out in two doses. We are aiming for 25mcg!
The tiredness is still there, and I have to really pace myself. If I get stressed I get tired or dizzy or both. I haven't been able to eat almost anything due to stomach pains when I eat for the last three months -- I had a lot of tests for that and everything came back negative. So far everyone, including the specalist, is saying maybe it's "stress." Oh, that is helpful!
I think I'll feel better once I can eat again and start a bit of exercise. And find another job!
Hard to work when you feel like you are going to fall over!
The anxiety/panic are improving also, slowly.
This stuff takes work, doesn't it? And here there are people like you who have been ill for 20 years. Ack. I am so glad when good doctors are found. I like my doctor a lot but she's really busy and I don't think she actually knows that much about the thyroid. So I guess I will go in hunt of an endo!
Thank you thank you I greatly appreciate both of your time and expertise.
Best wishes for health and healing!