What to do about thyroid condition?

Had several tests done on thyroid, was told multifunctional, and have a graves thyroid, but not graves disease. I took Methimazole for 3 months. Tests are now showing low normal, so was taken off meds, edno told me to come back in three months to see how I am feeling. I tried to explain to him that I am tired and have no motivation. I have been walking and dieting for several months, but still have not lost a pound, but gained water weight. My skin has went from moist to extremely dry, nails are still brittle, severe constipation. But on a good note, I am not having night sweats and am sleeping better. He told me I sound depressed because of my weight and should go to my family phyician, who is saying it is my thyroid. Has anyone been through this? Not sure what my next step should be. Does your thryoid have anything to do with sinus and staying plugged up all the time?
The endocrinologist told me that I have a graves thyroid, I had 2 hot spots, but the rest of my thyroid is sleeping. So, he put me on Methimazole and was on it for 3 months. My last blood test was on the low normal. He made the comment that women blame their thyroid for their weight. It not only is my weight but all the other symptoms I am feeling. I have been to my family doctor, who sent me to an ENT, then onto the Endo. I am going to do some more research on a new Endocrinologist.

2 comments

  • They told you that you have a Graves thyroid, but not Graves disease? I am not sure what that means because it doesn’t make sense. Methimazole is an anti-thyroid drug that supposedly lowers thyroid function, however in actual hypErthyroidism low dose lithium and L-carnitine are safer options. They both can make the patient hypOthyroid, which sounds like where you are at now.
    You seem to have many hypOthyroid symptoms.

    Please read this article:
    http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/things-we-have-learned/
    The entire website is just wonderful…it can help you learn what works and
    what doesn’t work.

    Here is a list of recommended labwork:
    http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/recommended-labwork/

    How to find a GOOD doctor:
    http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/how-to-find-a-good-doc
    Personally, I would NEVER again go to an endo for thyroid issues.
    I have fired a total of 16 of them because of their incompetence concerning
    anything ‘thyroid’.

    Just so you know, when you are getting PROPERLY treated, you should
    be feeling good. So, if you don’t feel good now, what is that telling you?

    I hope this helps you.

  • It would be best to go to an Endocrinoologist who deals with thyroid problems. A family physician is fine for underactive thyroid, but Grave’s disease needs to be treated by someone who deals with this all the time. Your symptoms might mean your are very hyper again, but it could be hypo. Get a blood test to see what your values are.