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jaderm (@jaderm)

Hypothyroidism along with epilepsy

Diabetes & Endocrine System | Last Active: Apr 8, 2022 | Replies (12)

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Hi Jaderm. So is your thyroid dysfunction new? How long have your periods been off schedule? Is your primary care Doctor treating your hypothyroidism? What is your age? Do I understand correctly that your (thyroid stimulating hormone) TSH is high, and the circulating T3,T4’s are low? The supplemental thyroid generally requires a gradual increase in dosage if the circulating levels start out really low, in order to prevent unwanted reactions from a sudden increase. Is that what your treating physician is doing? Then blood levels should be monitored until they stabilize. Blood pressure and heart rate are always affected by the circulating thyroid levels. Does your physician have a cause of the thyroid dysfunction? (Thyroid gland, pituitary gland, or other?) That should be clarified, because treatments would be different accordingly. Your physician who is managing your seizures needs to be kept directly in the loop of communication, because seizure meds are far reaching and may have significant side effects and drug interactions. I assume you have another T3 T4, and TSH within 3 months from your last one scheduled? If not, you might want to pursue that in lieu of your fainting. If the seizures are causing the fainting, that needs to be addressed. Falling is very dangerous. Hopefully you have not fallen. I hope things get better for you.

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I was diagnosed around 5 months ago. My periods have been messed up for awhile now. Before the thyroid diagnosis. I’m 36 and my obgyn is the one who caught my hypothyroidism and put me on 75mg generic synthroid. No I’m sorry that’s what I’m so confused about. If he’s doing blood work to look at all those. If that makes sense. When I ask his nurses if it’s in normal range they say they can’t answer that because everyone is different. If I understand right it’s supposed to be around 4 I believe. Yes I know when I faint it’s a seizure but I think this all ties together. I reached out to my epileptolgist for a referral to a endocrinologist with no luck yet. I haven’t had blood work done for my thyroid in awhile. So that worries me too.