Hello Alexis. Thank you for your response and for sharing your experience.
I'm so glad you are doing better now
Can't wait to get there. Your words reassuring me that I can get better are so helpful too.
Being diagnosed early is a blessing. I don't really know when all of mine started for I have had several periods in my life when I have felt miserable for a while … and I have always lost lots of weight … and some times hair. My thyroid was always checked but it always came back in the normal range (only TSHs were checked as far as I know). About 4-5 years ago I remember getting super thin for a while and my heart was going fast. I had an echo which showed that all was normal. I was told I was anemic and that I needed Iron. That was true but I wonder if that was really the problem. It took me several mths to feel normal. Never though have I felt as sick as now. My HR is elevated so that really scares me. The insomnia made everything worse and I'm still trying to catch up on sleep (finally was able to start sleeping again a couple of nights ago).
Anyway, 5 mg/day is a small dosage in comparison to what they gave me. I'm on the 30 mg/day. They most have really caught it early on you. I will take this amount for 6 weeks and I will have labs after that. Then he wants me to wait 4 weeks after that before I see him but I just noticed that they waited actually 8 weeks since my next appt is Sept. 17. I will probably need to call them about that.
I'm sorry the Rx started damaging your liver. That most have been super scary. And only with 5 mg/day. I hope mine is good. My enzymes were a little bit elevated one week and 1/2 ago when I had my baseline labs but he still sent me home with the Rx. I haven't had any stomach problems though … thank God!
You had your thyroidectomy on the day I had my 1st ultrasound
I so glad all went well for you and that you are feeling much better. Keep recuperating and getting well.
So it took you about 2 weeks to start feeling better. I'm almost at 2 wks. Today is my 10th day. My HR still up in the 90s though and some times it gets in the low 100s. I'm so afraid of leaving the house because I don't want to get sick while out.
Thank you for your advice. I will try to be patient and strong as hard as that is right now
Thank you. Your words are a great help and hearing how well you are doing now also gives me hope.
Can I ask you a question. Did you feel sick years before but didn't think it was related? Or were you always healthy and then next thing you know you are terribly sick? Just wondering since I think I have always been sick but undiagnosed and told it was something else. I'm also allergic to Gluten and yeast and have had anemia and alopecia areata for a long time. My anemia is almost gone and I have the Gluten/Yeast thing under control. Alopecia doesn't visit me very often … thank God!!
Thank you again!
P.S. Continue feeling better!