I went in yesterday for the results of my thyroid ultrasound. The good news is that it is clear, thyroid looks absolutely normal. More good news, I tested negative for Hashimotos! Yeah, I'm doing the happy dance!!!
This is where it gets wierd. My Dr. looks at me and says, "I think maybe you never had a thryoid problem to begin with".... I said, "what?" He said, "I think you may have had a viral infection at the time of your first blood work and it was affecting your TSH".
Okay, I'm just not buying it.... have any of you ever heard of such a thing? I asked him then why it was that when I took the 125mcg of synthroid I lost weight and had more energy, he said it was because I didn't NEED the synthroid and it just threw me into hyper mode.
So, now he has me weening off of my 75mcg of synthroid and he will retest my TSH in 6 weeks. Oh, I also asked him about my Free T4 and Free T3 and he just looked at me and said those numbers don't mean anything, we just look at the TSH!
What else can cause hypo besides Hashi and thyroid nodules? Could it be related to menopause?
I'm soooooooooooooooooo confused!