Post # 1
I’ve been a long time lurker who recently started replying but this is the first post of my own. since about a week before Christmas I’ve been getting strange headaches off and on. At first I figured it was just stress or caffeine withdrawal… coffee really helped in the beginning. It was the holidays and I do work in retail. But they are different than I’ve felt before. They are like… Searing pain. All over. Like a fever headache. It kind of radiates. Aleve helps a little but only numbs it slightly. I can still tell its there in the background. It comes completely at random and actually even woke me up in the middle of the night once.
This week im becoming extremely fatiged. Today I woke up for my normal 7am gym session and I am overwhelmingly exhausted. I just got a solid 8 hours of sleep and I couldn’t get up. I had to skip it so I could sleep in. And now 2 hours later I am still exhausted and slightly dizzy and just have a general sense of being “off”.
I should add that I’m 24, normally a gym junkie, clean eating girl. I do have hashimotos disease which I’ve been taking synthroid for since march 2013. Does anyone have similar symptoms or know how I can knock this thing off? My honeymoon cruise is in march I can’t be skipping the gym!
Post # 3
If you are having searing pain from headaches, and if they have been going on for a while, you really need to go see your doctor. If headaches wake you up at night, you really need to go see a doctor.
Nothing anyone can say on here is going to help you. Go see a doctor, and feel better!
Post # 4
This sounds similar to when I had Hashimoto’s which was horrible – I was lethargic, dizzy, depressed.
I went to the docs and had blood tests which showed my thyroid levels were waaaay too low.
I’ve been on Levothyroxine for 3-4 years now (I’m 22).
Good luck and I hope you feel better soon x
Post # 5
@Heatherliak: I would go to the doctor to make sure everything is ok. I don’t know anything about the disease you have but maybe it could be related to that? Hope everything is ok.
Post # 6
As a fellow Hashimoto’s patient, I think you should get to a doctor.
Post # 7
You need to go to a doctor. I’ve been having horrible headaches lately and had to go on daily medicine to keep them away. Any headache that reoccurs or doesn’t stop needs to be checked by a doctor. Get to a neurologist!
Post # 8
thanks guys I will definitely give my doctor a call! I’m just such a walk it off kind of person and keep telling myself one more cup of coffee and some Advil will get rid of it. And I don’t want my doctor to think I’m overreacting and it to turn out to be nothing! But I guess the alternative of me ignoring and it actually being something would be worse.
Post # 9
@Heatherliak: When you first develop Hashi,you’re going to have periods of hyper and hypo thyroid state. It takes years for it to stop. When you start developing symptoms you should get to your doctor ASAP. He/She should be re-testing every few months. That being said, this may or may not be related to hashi’s. I’m glad you’re getting checked out.
Post # 10
Another Hashi’s sufferer here. Go see your endo to get your blood drawn ASAP.
Post # 11
@Heatherliak: I would suggest seeing your physician, especially with all the snow we’ve had in Rochester and the weekend coming up. So, hi fellow Rochester bee! I hope you feel better soon. 🙂
Post # 12
@abbie017: +1. Better safe than sorry. I’d go get checked out.
Post # 13
@springbride23 yay for us surviving the snow storm! We’re in a state of emergency and I am still at work!
Good idea to go to my endo. I am new to the thyroid problem world. I just recently had my dose increased. (4 months ago?) my levels were considered “normal” when I was first diagnosed. Tsh of .39 but with an antibody count 100 times the norm and an abnormal ultrasound. within 5 months my tsh jumped to a 2.0. – also “normal” …haven’t had my levels checked since September and they have no idea why it changed so dramatically last time. I should figure out what it’s looking like now!
Post # 14
@Heatherliak: Yeah, me too. Total bummer. Phones at the office are eerily quiet… everyone is probably assuming we’re close. Wish we were!
Post # 15
@Heatherliak: Well, .39 doesn’t sound normal to me at all! But I guess Dr.’s all have their own weird normality scales.