New here, but not to Graves....
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|Mon, 03-22-2010 - 8:05pm|
I was diagnosed with GD in 2000 after the birth of my son. I had all the symptoms and lost over 30 pounds in a very short time. I was so weak I could hardly pick up my son. Anyway, I was put on PTU for a year. I was fine for awile and then I came out of remission again. I then was put on tapazole for 18 months. Again I was fine for awile. All in all I tried ATD 4 different times. This last time I couldn't tollerate them anymore. They were making me sick. I did not want RAI. SO I opted for surgery.
In Nov 2009 I had a total thyroidectomy. I have felt like crap ever since. They are still trying to tweak my meds. My TSH shot up to 79. IT was less than 0.01 a few months ago. My FT4 is 0.26. It was 20 a few months ago. So a few months ago I was very hyper and no I am very very hypo. I can hardly make it through a day. My bady hurts. I keep getting severe muscle spasms. My hair and skin are so extremely dry. My hair is falling out. My fingernails are peeling so bad that it is painful. Gained a lot of weight since January. ARG!
Just wondering, is there anyone else that has had surgery or RAI and went hypo? How much longer before I start to feel normal again? Totally regretting my surgery decision.
Editted to add.... The path report from thyroid came back hashimotos. The endo said that I have hashimotos and Graves. Lucky me. Confusing though since I thought hashimotos was hypo and Graves hyper.
Edited 3/22/2010 8:10 pm ET by packersrnumber1