Central Hypothyroidism July 2013

During this time I went back to the chiropractor, he suggested I complete another round of blood tests especially after all the surgery I’ve had. This time the blood tests came back even lower. He said I had Central Hypothyroidism.  I was suffering from fatigue, dry skin, weight gain (after all that work with my diet and exercise I did after 2010 I felt very defeated), muscle weakness, thinning hair, and depression.

A General Practitioner at Park Nicollet confirmed the results and then referred me to an endocrinologist also at Park Nicollet.

Blood test with this new endocrinologist showed the same result. Low T4, Low TSH – very rare condition so they scheduled a Thyroid Uptake and Scan.

They also tested me for Grave’s disease. Well, the Thyroid Scan showed lower thyroid function, but nothing of great concern and the uptake was pretty good. The Graves’ disease test came back with positive antibodies.

Because I was central hypothyroid (symptoms of both hyperthyroid and hypothyroid), the doctor said to come back in 8 weeks so they can monitor my blood. They would continue to monitor my blood until the blood test showed which way my thyroid had decided to go. Basically they couldn’t treat me because I was both hyper or hypo! Seriously?

Ok, now I think I’ve about reached my threshold! Endometriosis, thyroid problems, now autoimmune disease!

I did end up going for a third opinion to see if a third endocrinologist would do something. Their blood tests showed slightly higher results and said technically it’s within normal range, definitely on the low end, but normal. Nothing more he would do.

At this point, I felt like I was running in circles!


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