hi everyone. new to the board
o.k.... I have been scouring the internet because I have not been feeling well the last few weeks.
It sure seems like I have a LOT of symptoms of hyperthyroidism.
The problem is, I do not have medical insurance, so I have not been to a doctor. (bad, I know) To make matters worse, I am EXTREMELY phobic of any kind of medial treatment, office, needles, blood...all that stuff.
It's hard to explain, if you do not suffer from it, you have no idea.
I am not some scared little kid, I am a 44 year old woman, and this phobia has affected me my whole life.
So, I am trying to at least work up the courage to have a blood test done. (I have found a lab that does them without a doctors order) I figure at least with that I will know if it's my thyroid.
Stupid, I know, but how many vials of blood do they need to take for TSH, Free T4 and Free T3? I don't know why I want to know that, I guess I am tring to figure out how long it will take.
Anyways, as I said, I have lots of the symptoms of hyper-t. I have read thru so many of the posts here, and I can so relate to them all it seems.
This seems like a great community for support.
I have other stupid questions, but this post has gotten long enough already.
Thanks for listening.