I have been on Eltroxin 50mcg for two months now. It took almost three years to get on this. I have thyroid antibodies and my TSH was wavering back and forth. It tool my symptoms getting much worse about six months ago and my cholesterol doubling to get a trial of eltroxin. I felt an almost instant response within a couple of days it felt as though I had woken up from a coma. This sounds dramatic but it is certainly how I feel.
However it is something that makes sense I feel like I have almost back to where I was six months ago. I have a lot of arthritis-the wear and tear variety. In the last few months I had a lot of muscle pain which was eased by taking eltroxin. Now I feel my joints are much more painful. I have an ever increasing ANA which was highly positive recently but my GP said it's probably due to my thyroid. My uric acid levels are also high though I don't drink or eat meat.
I also had been having very painful heavy periods and this was also eased when I was particularly hypothyroid. Now I'm on eltroxin that pain has come back and I am extremely nauseous and have diarrhoea which are all very hormonal symptoms.
My TSH went from 5.5 to 2.35 ( top range 4.20) and my GP said I am fine now. I went to an endo three years ago. He was incredibly condescending and told me there was nothing wrong with my thyroid despite the antibodies, fluctuating TSH and a bunch of nodules in my thyroid. So my GP decided to treat me. Anyone experience this ,any advice?. Thank You.