I have to laugh…
My psych wanted me to have a lithium level done as well as several other blood tests. My lithium level came back within the therapeutic range. Yay! My thyroid hormone, TSH, came back abnormal.
This is important for many different reasons, including appetite, weight loss/gain, fatigue, and depression. It also can trigger muscle cramps and joint pain. Oddly enough, I have plateaued weight-wise, but I do have all of those symptoms. See here for more info if you are curious.
Interestingly, hypothyroidism triggers symptoms that are often misdiagnosed for psychiatric disorders. Now, I know for a fact that I have bipolar and have been diagnose3d for years. But this on top of it would seriously suck. Since thyroid issues have been seen in my family before, I am very scared. I know that my grandmother had issues, although hers was hyperactive rather than hypoactive. Given a choice, I would rather have what she had, she was skinny and hyperactive. Okay, well given a choice between only those two. Obviously I would rather have neither. *sighs*
I have to make an appointment to see my primary to see what he wants to do. It might just be a one-time thing and fine the next time they take the level. I can hope, right.
I also have to see the neurologist in a week. Can I get off this merry-go-round?