I went to the ER for the severe Hashimoto's attack. Thyroid hurts. So, four hours in the ER and they tell me that my regular labs are "normal". Oh, yeah. I could be bleeding out my eyeballs and they would tell me my labs are normal. However, they said it will take a day or two to get the thyroid test results. I don't even know if they ran the right ones. They did put down that I have Hashimoto's and they want my regular doc to give me thyroid hormone and for me to see an endo. I have an appointment to see her on Friday. So, draining experience for four hours just to be told what I already know. And none of them even knew what they were doing. The nurses never heard of Hashimoto's. The first doc had no personality and told me I'm probably headed toward losing the thyroid. Great. I have a fever and I was still told my regular labs are normal. My thyroid is swollen, the glands around it are inflamed, and my labs are still normal. I just wanted to scream, "No you didn't just tell me that again, no, no, no. There is no way these labs are normal." By whose standards? I am so freakin ill. For me to actually go to the ER, there's a real problem. I just wanted to say, if I die at your feet will my labs still be normal? I didn't tell them about CFIDS or Fibro or ME. I thought if I didn't say anything, they would take me more seriously. I think they did. I did tell them about the Lyme. That they took seriously. I said I was Advanced Lyme and had Hashimoto's.