Four weeks ago I took myself to the emergancy room. I had been experiencing chest discomfort for weeks. I woke from a dead sleep and my heart was beating through my chest...after numerous tests, it was confirmed that I am heart healthy, but my thyriod levels were off.
I have all of the symptoms of hyperthyriodism. Weight loss, loss of hair, tremors, palpitations, fatigue, muscle soreness etc.
The hospital gave me beta blockers for my heart beat and they seem to be working...I have only had a couple of episodes of rapid heart beat since I have been on them.
While I was in the hospital the ER Dr. spoke with me and said that I had hyperthyriodism. This all made since to me and I was comfortable with that diagnosis, it fits all of my syptoms.
Before I was discharged from the hospital they had sent in an Endocrinologist to talk to me. He then proceeded to tell me that I had hypothyriodism! He gave me Levothyroxine and sent me on my way. Obviously I didnt take the Levo...it's like "thank you for the one size fits all diagnosis". I was so irritated that I just thought, forget about these two Drs. I'll see my Internist asap and see what she has to say.
I went to see her and she did an ultrasound of the thyriod, everything looked normal...then she repeated the blood tests to try and get a more accurate picture of my problems. I got the results today and everything came back normal! I am a bit in shock about this...if it werent for my fast heart rate and chest pains I would be thrilled to hear that there is nothing wrong with me, but something has to be causing my symptoms!
Just wanted to share. I am frustrated and just want to feel like me again!