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Old 05-07-2014, 10:32 AM   #1
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Unhappy Hypothyroid symptoms? Please help

I am a male of 18 years old with Graves' disease. It's really tough being a teen and losing my entire senior year to this. I never want to do anything and I feel terrible literally all the time. I was started on 30 mg of methimazole for moderately severe hyperthyroidism on December 24, when I entered the hospital with a heart rate of 170 bpm. I was on a beta blocker until March which was terrible, especially the withdrawal. Since then my thyroid levels have balanced out, but my tsh is getting towards the hypo side (3.55 in a reference range of .7-4.5) however my t4 and t3 remain smack dab in the middle of the reference range. (T4 2.9 t3 1.9) however since I was taken off the beta blocker, my life has spiraled out of control. My doctor says I'm borderline hypothyroid at this point, but I'm not sure I believe it. Some of the symptoms I've been dealing with:

-chest pain
-gassiness and less frequent bowel movements
-extreme muscle fatigue
-strange lightness in my legs and arms in the morning
-headaches and a strange tingling feeling on my scalp
-cold hands and feet
- sleepiness
-vertigo and random dizziness (followed by panic and rapid heart rate)
-get cold very easily
- shortness of breath
-feeling delirious

Could these symptoms show that I'm becoming hypothyroid? Or are they a sign of something else? I have not gained weight. Could this still be withdrawal of the beta blocker? (Propranolol) I'm very worried that I could have another autoimmune disease such as ms. If anyone has had these symptoms or knows anything please help me .

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Old 05-07-2014, 10:37 AM   #2
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Re: Hypothyroid symptoms? Please help

Also, my methimazole dose is now 15 mg per day. The labs I posted were from March 11

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