I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid in Sept 2013 after a routine blood test and a few symptoms and went on 50mg Lythothyroxin. In December I moved to 75mg but since I've been on this medication I feel worse than I did before I started. I have well -controlled epilepsy and take a very low dose of Carbamazepine and for this reason my GP advised to increase my thyroid medication very slowly (no earlier than 8 weeks) to reduce any risks of a seizure. I feel fine in the morning but by mid-afternoon I have severe head and neck ache which I am managing by having a 30 minute nap every afternoon. If i skip this nap then the head and neck ache just gets worse and is not cured by pain killers. I have returned to work and doing 4 hour morning shifts, 4 days per week but the company I work for are telling me that I need to increase my hours (working towards my contractual 32 hours) over the next 4 weeks. I have explained I am only managing to get through the day and managing the pain by sleeping. I am due blood tests on 28th Jan with a view of increasing my thyroid medication to 100mg but I am very worried if this does not fix how I am feeling very quickly that my job will be in jeopardy. Has anyone else felt worse when they started on their thyroid medication? How quickly will I get back to normal? i feel my life is on hold until I can get my medication stabilised added to the pressure of work wanting to increase my hours back to my contractual hours in the next 4 weeks. Please can anyone offer any advice. I am registered disabled with work (a blue chip telecoms company) due to the epilepsy but am looking to get back to my normal duties once my medication is stabilised and I feel I could manage a full day of work. Any advice appreciated. Thanks
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