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I would probably persue the thyroid angle. A low dose of Synthroid wouldn't hurt.
However, it also seems like sometimes you have flares after drinking, so I'd probably n ot drink until I got a good handle on everything. It sounds like maybe you have a touch of anxiety too. You are *very* in tune with what's going on with your body... almost to the point of neurosis. I've been there and it's not a good place to be. Sometimes toes go numb & sometimes our noses get crusty. Not everything is a symptom of something bad. I am not saying this to be rude, but I think your headaches may improve if you did not worry constantly about what is causing them. I also think the drinking may play a part in this. When I was going through my anxiety/panic phase, getting a hang-over was the worst. I would truly freak myself out. Anyhow - at the end of the day, I have thyroid problems & at the time in my life that my anxiety was at it's highest, I was definately undermedicated.

Tell your doctor to humor you with a low-dose of Synthroid. If your TSH is at 4.4, it's not going to hurt for it to go down to 1. Also, have him test you for thyroid antibodies to see if you have Hashimotos. Sometimes with Hashimotos, the thyroid "flares up" so you can have increased symptoms. At the same time you are working on this angle, also work on not paying so much attention to the small things going on inside your body. Realize that we are human's with some odd aches, pains & nuances.

Good luck!!
Quote from zekat:
I would probably persue the thyroid angle. A low dose of Synthroid wouldn't hurt.
However, it also seems like sometimes you have flares after drinking, so I'd probably n ot drink until I got a good handle on everything. It sounds like maybe you have a touch of anxiety too. You are *very* in tune with what's going on with your body... almost to the point of neurosis. I've been there and it's not a good place to be. Sometimes toes go numb & sometimes our noses get crusty. Not everything is a symptom of something bad. I am not saying this to be rude, but I think your headaches may improve if you did not worry constantly about what is causing them. I also think the drinking may play a part in this. When I was going through my anxiety/panic phase, getting a hang-over was the worst. I would truly freak myself out. Anyhow - at the end of the day, I have thyroid problems & at the time in my life that my anxiety was at it's highest, I was definately undermedicated.

Tell your doctor to humor you with a low-dose of Synthroid. If your TSH is at 4.4, it's not going to hurt for it to go down to 1. Also, have him test you for thyroid antibodies to see if you have Hashimotos. Sometimes with Hashimotos, the thyroid "flares up" so you can have increased symptoms. At the same time you are working on this angle, also work on not paying so much attention to the small things going on inside your body. Realize that we are human's with some odd aches, pains & nuances.

Good luck!!


I will attest that I've been my own worst enemy with this. With my doctor giving me the run around and dealing with other doctors who are booked up for weeks on end, it's left me to ruminate alot. I literally gave myself a panic attack one night back in early October when I thought I was noticing strange symptoms. I had put them into yahoo and attempted to figure out what was going on. I'm sure you know already, but doing that is an absolute nightmare scenario - you get all kinds of scary diseases and things. I couldn't sleep that night, I was so scared. I spent the next week pretty much panicking and to be honest all that scary crap has been in the back of my mind 24/7 for the last two months.

I'd say that right now I'm so paranoid and constantly in a surveillance state of mind when it comes to things that are happening or I think are happening with my body. It's gotten so bad, for example, that sometimes something will come on television about some ailment or disease and I get paranoid that it's a sign or something. That's probably not good huh? Can high anxiety and panicking for nearly two months straight create havoc on your system?

As far as taking thyroid meds, I stopped taking the .025 mg's of LevoThyroxine after my doc's nurse called and told me he said the second thryoid panel came back normal and that I should stop the meds. It's still sitting here though, nearly 25 days or so worth. Is that smart though to experiment with it?

Currently my neck feels full and strained towards the out parts (been that way for a month now). Did you ever experience that with your thyroid? What have you gone through?

The thing with my drinking is something I've been concerned about. I'm no alcoholic (not waking up to a bottle of Jack), but I have noticed my propensity to binge drink with my buddies. We'll get to a bar, throw down a shot and a drink, then end up doing another round 10 minutes later. This'll happen like 5 or 6 times in an evening. I've noticed that for a long time now if I drink too much and don't get adequate sleep, I get sick. It's just gone hand in hand for me. One of the very first symptoms I started feeling was the burping and that was like 8 months ago.......after pretty much every sip of whatever alcoholic beverage I was drinking. I knew that couldn't be normal, but never got it checked out.