I was wondering if anyone out there has any insite as to how I have felt lately. A couple of months ago I started having random dizzy spells throughout the day that would last for a couple of minutes. I would also wake up in the morning and be dizzy for about 10-15 minutes. A few weeks ago I was busy working on my laptop at night and when I was finished I stood up to go to bed and was so dizzy I had to be helped into bed and change clothes. I had cold chills and was shaking (probably because I was scared to death) and I finally fell asleep. I basically felt like the ground was uneasy and I was extremely off balance. I have had vertigo in the past (about 10 years ago) when I was a child and this is very different. I remember what vertigo felt like and this isn't the same. Also, once the dizziness finally goes away I feel very lightheaded and usually have a headache for a few days.
I went to see my doctor a couple of weeks ago and he took several blood tests and all he came up with was that I have moderate high TSH levels (about 6) and prescribed me a low dose of Synthroid (50 mcg). He wants me to come back in a month and re-assess my TSH levels and see how I feel. I was confident that that would be okay but just today I had another bad dizzy spell. This one didn't last as long but it it has left me lightheaded again and with another bad headache.
I was wondering if anyone else out there has had these same symtoms with high TSH levels? I noticed on the internet that symptoms of hypothyroidism are weight gain, memory problems, concentration, fatigue, etc. I do feel fatigued a lot but I have trouble sleeping at night because I'll sometimes wake up and feel dizzy and honestly it scares me! I haven't gained any weight that I have noticed and I think my memory is fine, but I have trouble concentrating sometimes just because I'm worried it could be something more serious.
Sorry this ended up being so long!! Thanks for listening! I would love any advice anyone has to offer!