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More than Thyroid Problems

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  • Posted By: berlin_78
  • July 10, 2007
  • 04:29 PM

I am new and this is my first post. I started seeing a new doctor back in March and I went for a physical - hadn't had one since I played sports ages ago. When my blood tests came back she started going over them with me and said B12 was good, this was fine, that was fine, then she said, "Well, I don't want to say you're anemic, but..." then she flipped the page of results and said, "Oh well, none of that matters because you're hypothyroid." She explained it to me, and I was rather excited to find out just what was going on with me and had great hopes that the medication would make me feel like a million bucks.

After the first week and a half I felt good - I didn't expect it to work so quickly, but I definitely had more energy, fewer headaches, etc. Then I slowly started to feel like my old self again. I'll cut this short with a list of symptoms:

Migraines (maybe not a symptom, but I've had them forever)
Constant fever of around 99.2 - 99-7, for months (occasionally goes down to normal temp., but my "normal" since childhood was always low, so even a low-grade temp. worries me)
Small random bruises on lower legs
Hot flashes
Insomnia (my whole life)

I also have low WBC - not terribly low, but low enough that the Dr. is referring me to a hematologist just to be safe.

Any ideas? Seems like everything points to major diseases but I am hopeful that maybe I've just slid from hypothyroid to hyperthyroid... My TSH went way down in a matter of 6 weeks on Synthroid. Thanks!

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  • I know this is way past the time of original posting, but I thought my 2 cents worth might help.I was tired beyond tired, aches and pains, felt like I was getting bitten by ants on my arms, legs and face, sweats, dizziness to list a few. To make it quick, my B12 came back low normal, RBC, WBC was off hematologist wanted to do bone marrow test, went to a neurologist and said I had one of three things, 1) Lyme disease, most people and animals have around here. (I live in southeastern CT.Lyme will make you have a slightly elevated temp. My friends son was one of the first children to be diagnosed with Lyme when it was first discovered and for years he always had a slightly elevated temp.) 2) Diabetes 3) B12 deficiency or Pernicious Anemia. BINGO. even though my B12 came in at just above the bottom range of normal, he said he has seen many, many cases of absorbing issues with numbers higher than mine. So do not let them assume that your B12 is fine. Have them check for the intrinsic Factor in your stomach. Oh, by the way that was 3 years ago and that seems to be doing good, but just in the last 3 weeks I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Because like you I felt better but something was not right. As of right now the meds and I aren't doing so well. I react very strongly to chemicals and after just 4 days on Thyrolar 1/4 tab. I had to stop and we're gonna try 1/2 that...good luck to us both.SueV
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 11, 2007
    • 07:05 PM
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  • Did they test your cortisol levels??? If your dizzy that could be a sign of adrenal problems and adrenal problems can wipe out the thyroid or complicate it??
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 13, 2007
    • 04:37 PM
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  • This may be related to something I have been having. Insomnia for a long time and 1 of 6 meds work so far for me. My Sleep Pysch thinks I might be in a hyperalert mode, but my doctor did an 'endocrine panel' with my blood test and it came back 'okay'. I am going to ask for specifics of it next time I go, but I was wondering if you guys had some other kind of test done to find out if you are hypo/hyperthyroid? Or as you mentioned, would there be a vitamin level that is on the low range of normal but still could be problematic I should watch out for?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 22, 2007
    • 03:26 PM
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