Should I start meds or not?! Need advice
I had posted on here a while ago about my symptoms and lab results. Anyhow, after talking with my primary doctor I decided not to start the synthroid. I also was prescribed cymbalta for fibromyalgia (had for 11 years now but only using muscle relaxants and advil to control) My endo prescribed 50 synthroid after I went in to see him in January with symptoms (mostly feeling cold all of the time as well as the fibro symptoms) I have not started either. I ended up getting a bad sinus infection so I was on antibiotics for that. I also am getting a biopsy to determine if I have celiac disease so I just wanted to wait on the results of that. UGH! I have had so many things going on the past two months.
Anyway now I have a new couple symptoms: pain in fingers and thumb with tingling,(kind of like carpal tunnel syndrome) sensitive and wrinkled fingertip pads and a swollen scalloped tongue. I know that both of those could be hypoT so now I wonder what to do.
I think they could maybe also be symptoms of celiac.
My endo had told me to come back for bloodwork in 4 to 6 weeks to check levels again (after starting synthroid) which its almost 4 weeks now so I figured maybe I could just go in and get bloodwork done to see what it shows to determine if I should start synthroid.
My primary doc and I agreed that its hard to stop synthroid if I do not have hypoT and to wait it out and try the cymbalta. I am now thinking many of my symptoms could be from celiac and I know that affect your thyroid also.
Here are my bloodwork results from a month ago 1/7/13
TSH 4.960 (.4 to-4)
T3 85.6 (84-172)
F T4 1.370 (.650-1.4)
I think I had a sinus infection at that time but didnt know so would that affect my TSH?
FT4 1.7 ( a little over range)
What do you guys think? The symptoms I have are cold hands and feet which leads to feeling cold, not able to stay asleep, pain all over (neck, shoulder, hips, and now feet and hands,severe GERD, many sinus infections,tired, ringing in ears ( I do have bad TMJ), I had anxiety and palpitations but those have gone away.
Thanks for reading this. I am sorry it is so long. I have had so many new, wierd symptoms the past two months. I have not slept for a full night in two months either. The last time I slept for 7 hours in a row was in November, UGH!