Originally Posted by wantmy
Yea I think they said that I don't have any thyroid anti bodies which tells them that its thyroiditis? Not sure but they did tell me i have thyroiditis which i don't believe because ive been having the same symptoms for the past 4 years.
They are only treating me with propranolol 40mg 3 times a day and testing me every month. In the meantime I have lost over 20 pounds, am constantly sick, and I look sickly now
They should give you an Uptake to test how much iodine your thyroid takes in. A very high percentage points toward Graves disease so I recently found out. And a scan to test for hotspots I believe.
I have been on Tapazole for 5 years, it's done fairly well for me. I'm just trying to figure out what makes me have such opposite symptoms of hyperthyroidism. PTU the other drug for hyper has a higher risk of creating liver damage so they don't use that normally as first choice. I would ask to be switched to Tapazole, you may do better on that. However have them start you out at no more than 15mg a day. I started out at 10mg and they slowly increased my dose. Your TSH lab range is odd to me. Under .3 is very low.
Good luck, I really hope you feel better. I remember how bad it was for me before diagnoses. I luckly and suprisingly didn't end up in the hospital but that is probably only because I was stubborn. I was always sick and sick for long periods and developed skin boils, my immune system was dieing. I felt better within a couple of months with the help of antibiotics.