9/21/12 - date of first blood drawing
TSH, 3rd generation - my value= (4.61) standard range= (0.40-4.50mlU/L)
T3, FREE- my value = (2.9) standard range- (2.3-4.2 pg/mL)
Fast forward to 11/9/13
TSH, 3rd generation- my value= (5.29)
Vitamin B12- my value = (442) standard range= (200-1100 pg/mL)
Thyroid peroxidase AB- standard range= (<35IU/mL) My value= (<10)
T3, FREE - standard= (2.3-4.2) My value= (3.1)
TSH- standard = (0.40- 4.50) My value= (5.85)
My folate is (7.5)
I'm not seeing an endocrinologist, I actually got diagnosed with hypothyroid by my neurologist. (seeing him for CONSTANT headaches) Though the noratryptaline has helped a lot with that. He ran a bunch of blood test, some of which I didn't list above. (CBC, ANA titer with reflex & a few others) Anyway, he prescribed me Armour 0.5GR (30MG). I've been taking it for maybe two months. Not completely sure, as my memory is pretty bad. (All this medication!) I think I'm on my second bottle of 30 pills. Just about
done with that. I have to go and get my blood checked again in a few weeks.
The reason why I'm posting all this, is because I recently added a new symptom to my never ending list. I can take the cold hands and feet, the constipation etc... But this new one is weird and pretty bothersome. This just started two days ago. Never had this feeling in my body before. I suspect it's due to being hypothyroid, but I wanted to see if anyone here has experienced this. I won't see my neurologist for another month, so I'm hoping someone can give me a little advice.
My left foot gets a burning sensation and some numbness. Like it's being dipped in hot water. It comes and goes, all day. Lasts for about
5-10 seconds and then will vanish. Randomly, it will pop back up.
Also, for over a year, I've had a buzzing feeling in my ankle. Very, very subtle buzz. At that particular time (when I complained about
the buzzing), he ran a muscle test, where they stick needles in your leg and listen to noises??? Weird and very painful. Tests came back fine. I don't know what to make of this new one, though. (Warm sensations/numbness)
Lastly, on my thyroid, I have what looks like a semi- small nodule on the isthmus. I'm thinking I need to switch doctors and see an endocrinologist. Shouldn't I see a specialist that specializes in this particular field, instead of a general neurologist? I mean, he's one of the best doctors around, but it just feel like I may be in better hands with a doctor who knows this stuff inside and out.
Apologies if my post is a little scattered. I typed this up quick, and will revise if needed.
Post Edited (Gator4life) : 1/31/2014 11:28:30 PM (GMT-7)