Friday, April 2, 2010

Backwards Thyroid

My thyroid has been underactive for 10 years. I've been on varying levels of synthroid during that time. Well, the first two years my doctor put put me on unithroid which really didn't work.
For the past 6 months or so, I was getting symptoms of overactive without realizing it. I went to the doctor, she lowered my dose, but I was still getting symptoms of overactive so I stopped taking it. She fussed me out, put me back on meds, and now I'm heart racy, nervous, jittery, crying, and my leg muscles are so weak and wobbly I can't walk at times.
She sent me for a thyroid ultrasound yesterday, after visiting her, but I can't get to the endocrinologist for 2 weeks, because there is only one in my small area. In the meantime, she wants me to stay on the synthroid, and I can't. It's making my symptoms much worse. Even though I'm reading low now, my symptoms scream high, other than the 35 pounds I've gained in 6 months...
Just want some sympathy! /sniff

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