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Hypothyroid now hyperthyroid--HELP!!!

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Old 02-06-2011, 07:30 AM   #1
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Hypothyroid now hyperthyroid--HELP!!!

I was dx in March of 2010 with Hashimotos. TSH was 77 and antibodies were both over 500 and I had a large goiter with enlarged thyroid without nodules. I have been on Levothyroxine 125 for about 10 months. Levels on 8/31/10 were TSH 1.73 FT4 1.34. I got labs drawn on 2/4/10 with the results of Free T4 1.89 and TSH 0.16. I feel terrible. I have no energy,no appetite,diarrhea and have noticed that I have lost a couple of pounds. I also have this annoying feeling of fullness in my throat as I did when I was originally dx in 2010. Is it normal to have a fullness in throat when TSH and FT4 is low. The doctor decreased my meds to 112mcg. I am afraid to take it because I don't want to get more hyper. Should I just not take it for a couple of weeks so that my TSH will go up. I have no idea what to do and I don't think the docs know either....

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Old 04-04-2011, 09:53 AM   #2
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Re: Hypothyroid now hyperthyroid--HELP!!!

I have heard of some people have both hyper and hypothyroidism, but its not textbook. Do you still have the goiter? Usually in Hashimoto's disease, i think the pituitary gland over reacts trying to produce more THS to stimulate your thyroid. I have hypothyroidism not Hashimoto's, so I'm not sure if the particular medicine you are taking is flat out not working for you, or if its not being absorbed well. I hope it improves and balances out, I know how hard that is to go through. Best of luck.

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