Posted 3/10/2015 4:57 AM (GMT -8)
For the second time in 2years, I am suffering from terrible insomnia, along with some anxiety and weight loss (going on 6weeks). The first episode happened within days of my fourth child's birth. This episode happened a few days after I had a huge shock (same child had a near death scare). I've been at a loss as to what could be wrong with me. Working with GP as well as Naturopath.
Yesterday, I mentioned my problem to my mom's chiropractor. He asked if I have any family history of thyroid disorder. Yes, my sister was diagnosed with Graves at 15 yo. She went through RI and now takes Synthroid. He suggested I could be dealing with Hashimoto's since it can swing from hypo to hyper symptoms. He thought maybe my sis had even been misdiagnosed as Graves and could've been Hashimoto's (she actually dealt with more hypo symptoms than hyper. ) He even told me about and I researched cases where people were misdiagnosed as bipolar when they really had Hashimoto's.
Sorry for the long post, but will a TPO and Tag test definitely come back high for me if this is indeed what I'm dealing with? If my numbers come back in the normal range, is there still a chance I'm in the early stages? I'm really struggling to take care of my family, taking meds I hate just to sleep (some of them give me more daytime anxiety). I just really need some answers. Any help/thoughts would be SO appreciated!
(Having the antibody blood tests today. My TSH is 0.95.)