I started taking levothyroxine mid Feb this year when diagnosed with Hashimotos and at that point my T4 was at 13.5 and TSH at 18. I was put on 50mcg.
7wks later at my next blood test my TSH had dropped to 5.9 but as wanting to get pregnant my GP upped my does to 75mcg.
I had another blood test done two weeks after (now 9wks in in total. 2wks at 75mcg) for fertility purposes but they also tested TSH levels they were now at 2.5.
Another 4 wks on (6wks at 75mcg) and still on a 75mcg dose I am experiencing difficulty in sleeping and a regular feeling of not being to get my breath, like a tight chest. I have not had my T4/T3 tested since the first time round and am not due them to be done until July.
I take a high dose Vit D, B-12, Vit A, Vit C and Selenium supplements also - but take those at lunchtime approx. 6-7hrs after taking my levo.
It disturbed my sleep so much last night that I spent 5hrs trying to get to sleep with this horrible feeling whilst trying not to panic or feel worried as this seems to make it feel worse. Eventually I dropped of after taking my levothyroxine. I am now in the habit of taking it at 6am as I am someone who NEEDS to be able to eat my breakfast when I get up. I tried taking it at night but it is too difficult to make sure I have not eaten for the minimum amount of hours needed to have an empty stomach. Although when taking at night my sleep was deep and I dropped off easily I would wake feeling quite 'out of it' each morning. So I have gone back to taking it first thing.
When I get this tight chest feeling my heart doesn't feel like it is beating out of my chest or anything, far form it, I struggled to feel my heartbeat! But my chest feels tight and unable to expand and I cannot even have a deep yawn as I normally would when I am tired.
I am also experiencing swings between feeling really hot and normal temp at times. Usually quite cold, this unusual for me.
Has anyone else experienced this and did you manage to figure out what was happening? I have wondered if I am now over medicated and if taking 75mcg is too much. G.P did say to watch that I don't get a 'manic' feeling but I forgot to ask if I should drop my dose if I do!? Help!