Hi...right now I have been off all thyroid meds since last July when my thyroid (which had been on .075 synthroid for about 20 years and I thought was hypothyroid, but now not sure...I had a small goiter they were suppressing....I was fine, but still had some hypo symptoms....) flipped into the hyper side. I about when nuts waiting to see a doctor for two days...he immediately took me off my synthroid. He diagnoses subacute thyroiditis. Told me it would be temporary, then I would go towards hypo and be back on synthroid. Well, the inflammation seemed to clear up; but an ultrasound was done which showed some enlargement, but not bad, and one tiny nodule, too small to test. I have, as of now, 46 antibodies. But one doctor I saw said this is a relatively low amount and that it takes a high number to really have a problem. My TSH is .413 right now, having steadily moved down from about 1.4 which was my highest. I have bad anxiety....this is not new with the thyroid thing. I've had it since a major depression that started in 2003. That deal took 2 1/2 years to get through. I was over that, but the anxiety stayed at a lower level....sort of a generalized anxiety disorder...been on ativan this whole time. Now my anxiety is worse, and I have been in another depression since beginning of January. They know it's an imbalance but are not sure of what. Okay...now for the meds part. I don't understand why anyone who has hyper symptoms would be on any kinds of meds as it would just increase those symptoms. I'm asking this out of ignorance. Can anyone explain to me. And do you think that with just 46 antibodies that I am Hashi's? All other lab tests for autoimmune stuff came out negative. No celiac, diabetes, etc. Or am I just dealing with another type of thyroiditis that is threatening to come back, and if so, is there anything I can do to help myself? Phew! I hope I get some takers on this one!
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