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Thyroid Disorders board


I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's in 2001. I also had a goiter and had to have the nuclear medicine tests done on it. I was put on synthroid and I kept having my levels tested once a year and taking my medicine until 2005. I let my prescription run out and gained a lot of weight. I got really terrified of going back to the doctor for some reason.

The past two years I have felt horrible and especially the past couple of months; my hair has been falling out, my skin has had dry patchy areas, I've been very very cold especially my hands and feet, and I've been getting extreme headaches.

I had severe anxiety about going to the doctor. Anxiety and depression went along with my thyroid disease to begin with, but I also stopped taking my antidepressants.

Last Friday I got a really bad migraine, and it lasted all weekend, Sunday night it was the worst pain I had ever been in. I was in tears it was hurting so bad. Also my vision never went back to normal. By Tuesday I finally went to the doctor, I would have done anything to stop the pain.

They took some blood to check my tsh and also I got a shot for the pain. As I was leaving the parking lot (I wasn't driving) I passed out and had a seizure in the car. I was rushed back inside the clinic and passed out again on the bed. They ordered me a CT scan, I went to the hosptial and had the CT scan, it was normal. Was told to just take the lortab that was prescribed to me until my lab work came back and they would know how much thyroid medicine to give me.

About 30 mintues ago I got the results of my thyroid test. They said the results were in the normal range. I have no idea how this is possible. I have every sypthom in the world, I have NO energy, these headaches are about to kill me. I have gained so much weight and can't lose any no matter how hard I try, how much I diet or how much I excercise, and my hair is falling out by the handfuls every time I shower.

Can thyroid disease just go away? I'm so confused. I thought it would come back abnormal, they would put me back on synthroid and I would be better again.