Yes, sarahlynn, I have polyendocrine dysfunction, which means my immunes system attacks all my glands, though only some go mildly out of whack. I have hashimotos hypothyroid, the oppostite of Graves hyperthyroid. I was hyperthyroid first for years and then later turned hypothyroid. I don't know if that is normal. You will definitely feel better on medicine, I know I did. Thyroid can cause panic attacks and all kinds of annoying things that lead to overall worsening health if not treated. My arthritis in my spine goes nuts when my thyroid is not at the right level and it got really bad because I was never diagnosed for so long.
Take care and I hope you feel better. If you take estrogen, be sure to remind the doc who treats your thyroid so they take that into account. Sometimes they have to adjust your estrogen when they give you other hormones.
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn