Guest dorina Posted April 29, 2007 Share Posted April 29, 2007 This is interesting to read on the internet. I'm not sure of the correct wording but basically the research shows that the symptoms reported by SAH patients mirror hypothyroidism and that when tested some where I can'rt think of the word but their thyroid function was low. even if the thyroid readings are in the "normal" range your thyroid can be malfunctioning. My physcitrist picked this up and has started me on thyroxin. I keep a brief diary every night just how many headaches how many dizzies and give them a rating of 1 to 6 or rather displayed as 25 to 150 so they register onthe graph also how many extra mins sleep. I have been on the thyroxin 5 months and the first graph showed no headache/dizzy days the second month showed 7% good days increasing slightly as the dose has increased todays graph for April shows 30% good days. The reason for the physcitrist was the neuro consultant said the reason you'll love this was hyperventilation. He Had me sit on the bed and pant until I was Dizzy and said does it feel like that I said yes and he said the reason you are dizzy is because you hyperventilate I was so shocked I just left .He could have said drink this half bottle of scoth do you feel dizzy thats because your a drunk. the silly man made me feel I was the only person after a SAH who had ever had dizzy spells. My GP said why not try a physcitrist so I went and he refered me to a physcologist who had me do about 6 hours of tests. and she found that the cause of the damage was physical not mental So I now have the proof I wasn't hyperventilating We are now trying to find out if the cause of these symptoms are thyroid related due to damage of the SAH. I'll keep you posted put at the rate that the tablets are increased it looks like it won't be until the end of the year The headache diary is a good thing though because if some of you are anything like me I can' remember at the end of the week if I had good days at the begining of the week and this way you can see at a glance the peeks and troughs and see your progress. sorry this was a bit long but I thought it might be of iterest. the reason I wrote it was Karen saying how thin her hair was Since the SAH. There are sites on the internet where you can do thyroid tests on line. Love for now Doreen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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