I just about gave up and quit looking for the reason I was feeling terrible and extremely nervous. I went to my Dr. about a dozen times, complaining that I did not feel right. He diagnosed me with a sinus infection, allergies, and a couple of other things. None of the medication did any good.
My daughter got burned with second degree burns and we were at the hospital. I noticed the ER nurse was asking the doctor something and looking at me. When the doctor came over, I asked him what it was about. He said I was not his patient and he could not tell me what it was, but it was about my eyes bulging.
I told the doctor that I had been going to the doctor, not feeling right and he never seemed to make me feel better. The ER doctor told me he could not tell me about what was wrong, but to have my doctor check my thyroid levels. I did, my doctor did and my thyroid level was way off. I told my doctor that since I had to get my ailment diagnosed by someone else, I was going to switch doctors.
I got a wonderful doctor that walked in, asked me what I was in for and then looked at me. He knew immediately what was wrong and he hadn't even gotten into the room fully. He knew from the way my eyes were bulging from the sockets. The other doctor had felt my face checking for sinus infection, and had not noticed what a nurse noticed from across the room.
My new doctor sent me immediately to a specialist, that told me I would have ended up in the hospital within just a few more weeks and would have been fighting for my life. I was very sick for about a year before they got it totally under control. I now do not have a thyroid and have to take replacement thyroid hormone.
They could not just take my thyroid out because the levels were so high it would have sent my body into shock. They had to lower it slowly and give me heart medication to keep me from having a heart attack. Then they could kill my thyroid by giving me a radioactive iodine pill. I had to continue lowering the thyroid level with pills and taking heart pills for a while after that, and then take replacement pills.