Recent Diagnosis - What do you think?
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|Sat, 07-31-2010 - 10:07pm|
I was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and graves disease by an Endo. They prescribed me 10mg methimazole 1xday. I haven't begun taking the medicine yet because I'm not 100% sure I fully understand what's going on. I have my TSH checked in 2006 and it was within normal range (1.06). I'm a 5'11 female and typically weigh between 125-128. My PCP ran some labs in which there was no detectable level of TSH in my blood and my T3 or 4 was 2.9. After reading the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, I do have some of the symptoms (heart palps, always hot, difficulty concentrating) However, for the past two months I have gained about 10 pounds and my blood pressure and pulse are lower (100/60 & 70). My endo did an ultrasound of my thyroid and said it was definitely inflamed and that I need to begin taking the meds.
I'm not sure what to do because I have always been thin my entire life, and so now to gain 10 pounds in two months makes me worry and the meds are just going to make me gain more weight. Has anyone been thin and then gained weight from being hyper? It just makes me wonder if they caught me in limbo and maybe I'm on my way to hypo.