Hi, I've been hypo past 17 years and currently on 125 mcg thyroxine. For past couple years I've been feeling absolutely terrible. My main problem is very little energy and difficulty sleeping. I've never had much energy since hypo, but it's got a lot worse over past couple years, since the menopause has kicked in. My problem is worst at night when I am lying down I feel I need to make a conscious effort to breath! I know this sounds silly and breathing should be automatic, but mine seems to be very shallow and I frequently wake up having to gasp for breath and feeling that I'm slipping away.. its a very frightening experience and I wonder if anyone on this site has had similar problems? I've had cardiac and respiratory investigations and all normal. I'm convinced my hypo is not effectively treated despite the apparent normal blood results and this is what is causing my breathing problems at night and the exhaustion. I've decided that I need to do something more to help myself get better as the thyroxine doesn't seem to be working anymore. I'm due to have my bloods done and I'm considering asking GP for trial on Armour but I want to get as much info as possibly before I go in so I can make the best case as I'll probably only get one chance at it. I live in N. Ireland and have never seen an endo. Is there anyone out there from N.I. on Armour and if so did you get it from endo or GP? Any advice much appreciated x
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