O man. No lobster, shrimp, or crab legs???? Nobody has said anything yet.Fan2CSkr said:I'm glad you are finally starting to get some answers! The beta blocker is really just to help with symptoms it will not have any effect on lessening the hyperness of the thyroid but it WILL make you feel better and lessen palpitations. I was told to lessen my caffeine intake as well so now I just have my one cup in the AM and sometimes one in the afternoon. I dont drink any soda. You will soon learn your triggers. Mine are red wine, certain prepared chinese food dishes and a select few other prepared food items. Eating as wholesome as possible helps. Iodine (shellfish is a no no too) intake should be watched closely. You want to avoid it. Honestly I did not cut my one cup of coffee out a day but I suppose if I HAD to I would have. It is not an interaction of the coffee with the beta blocker but rather just that caffeine is a stimulant and being hyper is stimulant enough.
When will you see the endo or your primary doc? Has anyone told you how hyper you are? Since you mentioned feeling better I am guessing you arent too bad and thats a great thing. Just keep in mind this can and usually does fluctuate. You should be starting an anti thyroid medication ASAP this would be either Tapazole (Methimazole) or PTU (Propylthiouracil) since it takes some time to adjust in the blood and for you to feel the effects. Unless they may feel youarent so bad and this could be fleeting? Sometimes people can become hyper for a number of reasons and not all permanent. A virus can trigger this response and dissapate as quickly as it appeared to begin with.
Has anyone mentioned Graves? This is one of the major cause of hyperthyroidism. It takes some time to get all the answers and it can be a long journey dealing with the thyroid. Stay persistent and keep a journal of your symptoms this helps you and your docs greatly!
OK..stay well and keep us posted please and remember anything you have a question about we are here for you.
I probably won't see my primary doc until after the results of the scan are in. I do get the feeling that they either they caught this very early or the serum labs didn't come back as off as they thought they were. I would think if the serum labs came back indicating Graves or anything else, they would have told me, but then again I am dealing with military health care. Unless I get very lucky and get in quickly with the thyroid scan, I might not get any real answers to the thryoid question until after the holidays. I hope not, but I am preparing myself for the possibility.
It would be great if this was just temporary. With the military health care system, the wheels move pretty slowly. I am just glad that I seem to be seeing some really on the ball docs. The cardiology group I went to was very impressive.
Thanks so much, Fan2CSkr, I really appreciate being able to come here and post and know that others have been through all this and can anwer some of my questions.