I have had hypothyroidism since 2010 and just within the past year I have been in and out of the hospitals for pericarditist and have had two lung tubes put in one on left side and then this past October one on the right side. I feel weak and tired, legs and arms hurt all the time and I have had blood work done by pulmonary doctor, my primary doctor. and also cardiologist and rheumatologist at hospital and none can pin point why this is happening. I keep getting passed to another doctor. I went in this past Wednesday and saw the endocrinologist and she said these symptoms have nothing to do with my thyroid. But I have read the internet and talked to other doctors who say different but this endocrinologist tells me not to believe what I see on the internet and she treats many with hypothyroidism and I should go back and see a lung doctor or cardiologist again. I ended up raising hell and now the pulmonary doctor is sending me to chapel hill medical school for more intense testing. I have no idea what to do. Can't tell the doctor nothing she seems to know it all and I am still hurting and having problems. We did increase the dosage of levothyroxine each sunday to one and a half pill then one a day Monday thru Saturday for three weeks.View Thread
At first she thought it was hasimotos then called me back and said no it was only regular hypothyroid. the other doctors don't treat thyroid issues. the pulmonary doc is sending me to chapel hill school of medicine to run tests. Thyroid levels been normal.View Thread
I know exactly how you feel, I have had hypothyroid since 2010 and just this past may I have been in and out of hospitals with unexplained lung fluid issues, and most recently in November with pericarditist. Pulminary doctors and cardiologist and even the rheumatologist have no idea what is causing this. I did some research and saw that the thyroid has a lot to do with body functions and went and saw a endocrinologist this past Wednesday and she tells me it has nothing to do with my thyroid and don't believe what I read on the internet. She said this even after the other doctors told me it does, so now the pulmonary doctor is sending me to chapel hill medical school to go through testing. I have anxiety, loose bowel movements, pains in my legs and arms it hurts to walk, fluid still around the heart and causing me to cough. my skin goes through periods where I feel like I am on fire and then start itching uncontrollable and then I have real bad hot flashes and sweats. But yet the endocrinologist thyroid specialist says it is not related to my hypothyroid. I ended up raising hell with her and like I said the lung doctor said he will send me to the medical school to find out what is wrong.View Thread
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