| | TSH went from 4.9 to 7.3 in one month, some hyper symptoms while hypo?
Hey y'all. I'm hoping someone here can answer some questions for me. My mother has Graves' Disease (it hit her around the age I am now--I'm 28 and female) and, since I'd been having some symptoms (constant muscle twitches, shakiness, anxiety, inability to gain weight), I got my TSH tested. Much to my surprise, my TSH was 4.9--hypo, not hyper.
Now, I AM cold intolerant (I've always been thin), and for the past few weeks especially I've been more fatigued than I've ever been. I once thought I might pass out in the grocery store. Feeling very heavy. But I've also been VERY shaky and I've had a very rapid heartbeat.
Last night I was taking a walk with a friend and I suddenly felt like I was going to pass out. My heart was beating entirely too quickly and I got very dizzy and had to sit down. I walk all the time, for miles, and am in really good shape, so this was pretty alarming. I felt like death all evening and my friend convinced me to go to the ER. Sure enough, my TSH is now up to 7.3.
I'm not sure how high one's TSH can go before one, like, dies, but if any of you could tell me, that would be good. I was somewhat tachycardiac, so the doctor just sent me away with Ativan (!) and told me to get an appointment with an endo on Monday because I'm going to need to get more testing and go on meds ASAP.
Seeing as I don't have insurance (I do work), this is gonna be fun.
Any ideas on what may be going on here? Hashimoto's, perhaps? Have any of you had hyper symptoms while hypo? Do you think I'm safe to wait a few days until I can find an endo, or should I be on synthroid this very moment? I know a TSH of 7.3 is a definite cause for concern, but I'd like to know if I'm in immediate danger. Seeing as I went from 4.9 to 7.3 in a month, I'm guessing my levels are continuing to deteriorate.
Any thoughts appreciated!