Originally Posted by elphers
What "kind" of doctor offered you the medicine initially? Did you have to see an endo?
Actually, it was just my primary care physician. I've never been to an endo. Should I see one? What is their specialty?
I, too, thought I felt a little better after one dose of Synthroid but it was either wishfull thinking or you and I are very sensitive.
Haha... Well, I'm the type of person who gets a reaction from ANY medicine I take, usually adverse. I didn't mean that I felt all better or anything, just a slight noticeable difference, like a thin veil had been lifted.
Another thing I've been dealing with a much longer time is heart palpitations. I never thought they could be related to my thyroid, but from what I've been reading here, it seems like that could be the culprit. Also, instead of being sensitive to cold, I'm very sensitive to heat. Because of my low body temperature, weather that is comfortable to everyone else is swealtering to me! I always have the air blasting in my car. I love cold weather!
Does that seem odd to anyone? I think heat sensitivity is more prevelant in hyperthyroid, but I've also read that any kind of temperature sensitivity could be indicative of hypo.
I also have very high cholesterol. I read that that's common with hypo as well, am I right? My overall is 240-something. I am overweight, but I'm only 23! I don't eat THAT BADLY!! My doctor told me to eat as many vegetables as possible and eat only a littlel meat, but I've heard that oftentimes, hypo-related cholesterol isn't affected by diet/exercise. Will getting my TSH in a "normal" range help lower it?
Don't give up if it has to be adjusted though! I'm 9 months out from my diagnosis and we're still working on meds/levels.
I'll keep that in mind! Just knowing that there might be light at the end of the tunnel is enough for me. From what I can see, there are some here who have been suffereing a lot longer than I have... I feel guilty about how awful I've been feeling, but I can't help it. For a while, I was crying on a nightly basis because I figured this was the way it was going to be for the rest of my life. I was also questioning my sanity... People kept telling me it was all in my head and a few relatives asked me if I actually wanted to be sick on occasion. I kept questioning myself, but I know I don't want to feel this way!
Thank goodness for this message board!