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Hashimoto's, Bloodwork, Ultrasound, Meds.. Oh My!

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  • Posted By: ToBeWellAgain
  • January 30, 2008
  • 11:22 PM

Hello everyone :)

Well, I was Dx with Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hashimotos) last week, after my thyroid ultrasound and bloodwork. I had been tested for other autoimmune disorders (Lupus, RA, etc.) and all tests came back negtive, however, nearly two years of being perpetually sick and symptoms across the board, it was by chance that I actually got a diagnosis (I had a tonsilectomy, and I was in for a follow up with my ENT, who realized there was a problem and ordered the ultrasound).

I am insulin resistant, and am on a very low dose of metformin for the pre-diabetic condition (which is working well, and I have been in the non-diabetic range for the last six months). I saw my diabetes doctor today, and after reviewing my lab/ultrasound results, she wrote a prescription for Levothyroxine Sodium 100MCG/1 PO QD
I pick that prescription up from the pharmacy, in a few hours.

There were some things on my bloodwork that I didn't quite understand, particularly: MPV ( Low @ 6.7) Non-HDL-Chol (High @ 143.2) Leukocyte (Trace) WBC (High @14.20 HPF) EPPS (High @132.82)

Unfortunately, I don't much trust my first doctor (the one who ordered these tests) Because the day before I had my follow-up with my ENT (and he went over my blood results), he misdiagnosed me with anxiety, suggested that maybe I see a psychiatrist, and assumed my symptoms were psychosomatic in nature, saying that the abnormalities in my bloodwork were nothing of major concern, and would not explain the wide range of my symptoms :mad: :(

So... a week later here I am, Dx with autoimmune thyroiditis/Hashimotos, and about to start the medication. I have NO idea what to expect, nor am I really understanding why this went undiagnosed for so long, and what my bloodwork really means. Basically, I'm just frustrated. And tired of the run around. I want to feel hopeful and optimistic, but struggling to do so with every let down. I'm grasping onto strings hoping that maybe I'll finally feel halfway like a normal human being again :confused:

Any feedback?
Thanks!

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