I have been to eight doctors since having these symptoms. The nerolgist said I have carpel tunnel syndrome... I have no pain and it doesn't explain the rest of the symptoms.
What you mentioned are not even close to carpal tunnel syndrome. And I thought our doctors were bad.
My thyroid test is good
Don't rely on laboratory lab tests, they are notoriously inaccurate. Basal body temperature is much more accurate. And many things can suppress the thyroid including stress, pain and the flax seed you were taking.
I have developed a new symptom. In addition to speaking very softly and hoarsely I have developed an intermittent pain in my neck.
You must be married
It's not unbearable or in my throat but in the neck, under my chin. I have noticed it for about 6 weeks. Hv, is this something to be concerned about? I've had it since using the flax seed oil - I stopped using flax seed oil as soon as I noticed the pain in my neck.
Under the chin, first thing I would suspect is hypothyroidism leading to a goiter. Especially with the hoarseness, which is also a symptom of hypothyroidism. The other possibility is swollen lymph glands from an infection. Since flax can suppress the thyroid I recommend checking your basal body temperature first to make sure it is not a thyroid issue if it does not feel like swollen lymph glands.
I still have the other symptoms - a weakness in
my lower body, I'm unbalanced, uncoordinated, hard to do anything but sit. It's really difficult to stand up from sitting. My hand writing is small and unreadable. I can't stand for any length of time. It's very hard to turn over in bed, and my hands shake. It's very difficult to put on eyeliner and mascara. My body has a stiffness to it. It's hard to shower and dress.
What could this neck-thing be? Should I go to the doctor?
It would be a good idea to have this checked out. Make sure they check your parathyroid hormone (PTH) and serum calcium levels checked first. If they are high though don't let them rush you in to surgery. If hyperparathyroidism is present then cutting back on phosphorus intake and increasing vitamin D3 can often fix the problem.
By the way, a lot of people confuse the thyroid gland with the parathyroid glands. These are different things. IN your case though it sounds like you may be having issues with both. A little iodine supplementation though should help the thyroid if is suppressed from the flax.
I have always doubted I have thyroid problems because my tests have always come back normal. The last test said my TSH was 1.29 mIU/mL - the normal range being 0.340 - 2.500 mIU/mL.
I mentioned in my last post that laboratory thyroid testing is very inaccurate. False normals can occur from elevated rT3 or simply the stress from going to the doctor and getting stuck with a needle, which will cause a temporary rise in thyroid hormones in to a normal level. This is why basal body temperature is a more accurate way of determining thyroid function.
However, my blood pressure is low and cholesterol is high - 332,
These can also indicate hypothyroidism. Although high cholesterol can also occur from poor liver function, which can also lead to the hormonal issues you mentioned below.
but the HDL is 65 and the ratio was 5.1 so I wasn't concerned having good dietary habits.
Triglycerides are high at 216. I never eat lunch meat, or for that matter nothing considered bad by the natural health experts.
Triglycerides go up with elevated blood sugar. Hormones can be affecting the levels.
The rest of my bloodwork was in the optimal range with calcium level at 9.9
I had all my symptoms at the time of my blood test.
I don't have hardly any of the symptoms of parathyroidism, or swelling due to infection.
Still have them check PTH levels as well.
As far as the symtoms of hypothyroidism even though my lower body is extremely weak I don't feel sluggish and I'm always warm when every one else is cold, face is not puffy. My nails are not brittle and I have twice as much hair as normal. Hardly any pain.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism will depend a lot on whether it is T4 or T3 that is low or if rT3 is high. But again I do not recommend on relying on lab tests and believe basal body temperature is more accurate.
I used to have heavier than normal periods, and sometimes depression, dry skin, rarely constipation (I take natural things that help), fatigue (it's had to tell since I can't do anything anyway). I do have unexplained weight gain... I'm about 26 or 27 lbs. overweight and can't lose it. It's a good thing I'm tall - 5'8". I was 20 lbs overweight when I was healthy and walked every day.
I do have stiffness, muscle weakness and hoarseness. I still have a few dark hairs on my chin to pluck every few days - even tho I take Vitex every day... they are not as dark or coarse as before. I know I have some hormone issues from this.
Have you done bitters for your hormones and cholesterol? Hormones can also adversely affect your thyroid.
I think I think as before, but I have quit driving because I know I react slower than before.
I wish all my problems were due to my hormones. It would be too good to be true... but tests show otherwise.
Hormone tests in general are inaccurate due to the frequent changes in hormone levels. Don't rely on the tests. Symptoms are a much better indicator of hormone issues.
Oh I just remembered - for the last few weeks I've taken a shot of wheatgrass every day to see if it helps (it hasn't made a difference)... And I've taken kelp everyday - for along time, and your Thyroid Tonic.
There are still a number of things that can cause thyroid suppression. I still recommend checking your basal body temperature daily for at least a week.