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Could this be a thyroid disorder?

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  • Posted By: p-suarez
  • July 14, 2007
  • 02:02 AM

My symptoms began suddenly about 9 months ago with malaise, low grade fever, increased heartbeat which came in episodes every 10 minutes. I felt worse when I ate. During the next two weeks I lost 5 kg (11 lb) and became extremely weak, I was bed bound for a couple of weeks and then slowly regained strength. I had extreme difficulty to concentrate and even watching tv was difficult, I had red eyes, nausea, irritable bowel, pain in the back of my neck, palpitations in my temples, felt cold all the time (despite the elevated temperature) and got tachycardia during sleep which kept interrupting my sleep. Then I got a dry cough which persisted for months, blood came out of my nose whenever I blew it (also for months along with the low grade fever, nausea and cold). Five months after the begging of the symptoms I got a TSH of 7 but my T4 was normal, by this time I had extreme tenderness in the front of my neck and difficulty swallowing, and realized my symptoms worsened with exposure to cold, exertion (even mental) and had chemical sensitivity. Now I have a slightly lower than normal temperature (I dress for winter even under the sun), keep having sensitivity to cold and exertion, and many times still feel nausea and dizziness when I go to sleep, I have interrupted sleep which makes it really hard for me to get out of bed at a normal hour. I wonder if I this could be viral induced subacute thyroditis; I visited an endocrinologist (among other specialists) and he said he didn’t think I had a thyroid disorder. I want to know if and when I can go back to exercising and working normal hours.

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