I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism seven years ago and fibromyalgia two years ago. I sustained a back injury almost three years ago and became disabled.
This past winter and early spring I spent in agony with what I thought was either worsening fibromyalgia or undiagnosed RA or lupis or something. I finally got Medicare and found a Rheumatologist who discovered that I was being over-medicated for my thyroid. She cut my meds in half and retested me.
Here's a mistery for you:
FT4 1.34 0.61 - 1.76
FT3 4.1 2.3 - 4.2
TSH 0.004 0.35 - 5.50
I have to wonder why the TSH didn't move a bit from where it was before when my meds were cut in half and the FT4 and FT3 came back into normal range. Cutting it in half again and hoping I don't turn into a hippo (I've gained 10 lbs. already)...not good for fibro or arthritic back, hips and knees to gain weight.
At least I'm still here and didn't stroke out or anything with that low TSH. Pretty bad experience, though. I don't have Hashsi's and no nodules. I was diagnosed with a conversion problem early on.
I'm wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience without having Hashsi's or nodules, just suddenly finding yourself over-medicated. I'm a middle-aged woman, if that makes any difference.
If anyone can shed some light on this, I'd appreciate it. Thanks,