I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid in May (I was 47 at the time) after at least a year or so of feeling exhausted all the time, hair was thinning and I felt very low.
I was initially put on 100 micro grammes of levothyroxine.
During a work trip overseas in August I had to go to the emergency department as I had such bad palpitations which lasted for hours. At the hospital they did lots of tests and felt that my dosage may be too high and recommended taking the dosage down to 75 micro grammes until I went back to my specialist.
On return I went to see the specialist and he changed my dosage to 75 which I have been on ever since. He advised me that my levels seems to have stabilised and to take this dosage until May and then go back to see him.
I went to see my GP due to muscle / bone pains which have been making it very difficult to sleep and have been getting progressively worse over the last year. I also told him I did not think the medication for the under active thyroid was making me feel any better and ended up in tears in his surgery. He informed me he thought I was depressed and prescribed me anti depressants (low dosage) to take to see if they would help.
I have been continuing to put weight on, still feel exhausted and my hair is falling out more than before.
I am going to get another blood test next week and make an appointment with a new specialist that someone has recommended to me to see whether they can help.
Any other suggestions would be welcome - I just want to feel better again :(!