I have hypothyroidism and it is no picnic. My TSH level has been as high as 13 before. I was a basket case and an emotional wreck. I ended up on medical leave for three months and treated for depression. I was insulted, but it gave me time to adjust to my new doseage of snythroid as well as to realize I was depressed. This is a common side effect of hypothroidism as well as chroinic fatigue which I also had. I have since learned that my discolored skin that that are spots where the pigment no longer tans. NOW, I have had some episodes that I thought could be a heart attack. I just had a series of tests to include a chemical stress test and echo. No heart problems. Now I am pursuing if these episodes are seizures. Interesting that others are thinking their seizures could be related. I do hope that you have taken your mother to an endocrinologist. 3 is actually a good TSH level and one I would be proud of. This doesn't mean that she may not have a problem though. ER doctors get tired. They prefere to treat a good accident victim than someone with an episode of something they can't fix in an hour. Good Luck Hunting.View Thread
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