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26 and I feel like death! Please help.. hashimotos? Adrenals?

From: Daisy100777 - 4 years 41 weeks ago

I'm a 26 year old female diagnosed with Hashimotos since around 19-20. I've never had weight gain and am below normal weight. Over the years when I've felt particularly fatigued they have labs and my dose has been 100 mcg for the last couple years. Over the last 3 month I've been experiencing some bizarre symptoms. I have been in the ER twice during this time with no "abnormal" results. As of today my TSH Reflex with FT4, FT3 (not sure what that means) is 6.8 & free TS4 is 1.5. A moth ago my PCP ordered a GTT which showed reactive hypoglycemia but fingerprick during my "episodes" comes back in the 70s-80s.

Here's what's been worsening over the last two months: heart palpitations very fast, very thirsty although I drink water all day, foggy headed, slightly blurry/off vision, shortness of breath, alcohol intolerance (only 1 drink made me feel super weird no longer drink).

Most recently over the last week I've had numb tongue that feels weird and either partially numb or "burned". I also noticed over the last 24 hrs it's become slightly irregular around the edges cremate/scalloped. 4 days ago I had a vomiting episode that lasted for a few hours followed by 2 days nausea and abdominal pain but could be a virus I guess. Please help!!

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I'm so sorry you're having all these problems and not getting answers. I know that's frustrating and scary. Unfortunately, the only thing I can comment on is your tongue problem. I have burning tongue syndrome (a.k.a. burning mouth syndrome) and it sounds like that is what you are describing. My tongue often feels like I burned it with really hot coffee and it can feel that way for days on end. Personally, I don't have the numbness but that's part of it for some people. Little is known as to what causes it - possibly medication, dry mouth, allergies, etc. Also, I've not seen any effective treatments in my reading. I talked to an ENT about it and he did not know of any either. It comes and goes and I have not noticed a pattern in relation to foods or medications. I wish I had better info for you, but if this is what it is, then at least you know you're not crazy!