Im beginning to wonder if my latest symptoms/issues are down to over medication.
In December my results were:
TSH 1.42 (0.27 - 4.20)
FT4 16.50 (12 - 22.00)
Ferritin 29 (13 - 400)
Vit D 40.6 (75 - 200)
I was on 125 mg of T4, ferrous sulphate for iron 600mg per day and 800iu of vitamin D. I felt lousy in December but towards the end of January/Feb I began to feel a lot better.
I then went downhill again beginning of March
My test results as at 17th March were
TSH 0.52 (0.27 - 4.20)
FT4 18.25 (12 - 22.00)
Ferritin 45.9 (13 - 400)
Vit D 44.9 (75 - 200)
Folate 6.2 (4.6 - 18)
Why did I feel worse at this point even though test results show positive changes in these readings?
My symptoms at this point were:
Pains in my feet
aches and pains in my muscles
lethargic & weak
I visited my endo and she added in 10mg of T3
I do not feel that I have felt any better since then. My current symptoms are:
Racing heart when exerting myself
Light headed when exerting
sweating when exerting myself
heady feeling/sort of headache but not a full blown headache
Hair falling out
Muscle fatigue - struggling to hold even a hairdryer over my head without having to pause!!
My feet pain is much better, and I am sure the random pains I was getting aren't as frequent although the muscles now feel tired and achy as though I have been doing exercise, when I haven't!! Wish I could!!
I went back to the GP armed with a "spreadsheet" showing a progress report of my blood tests over the last year which included high MCV & MCH readings, red & white blood count is dropping too and spoke about the latest symptoms. I thought that maybe I was heading out of the endo' s territory into some other experts area and that the doctor could help suggest where I go next! She had absolutely no idea. She suggested anxiety, said my iron & vit D are still low and it will take time, blah blah blah. I don't understand this as I felt better in Jan/Feb and yet my iron/vit D levels were even lower then. She is suggesting a "Fatigue Clinic" - has anyone ever heard of one of these? What do they do?
I will make an appt to see the endo end of May and get a fresh set of results to see how I am progressing/deteriorating.
However, Im now wondering whether I am over medicated?? Does anyone recognise my symptoms as over medication? I really feel lousy and I am wondering whether to not take the 25mg of Levo and just take 100mg Levo and 10mg T3??
HELP!!!! Thank you xx