Hi I was diagnosed with graves disease at age 21, had the goiter removed at 22, and at age 24 had the radio iodine treatment which gave me under active thyroid... with years of finding the correct balance getting my condition stable I have been on Levothyroxine 200mcg for 10+ years with no symptoms whatsoever. I am now 45 and last October I became unwell and was off work with very bad palpitations, lost over a stone in weight, I was having more frequent, heavier periods and was extremely fatigued, the doctor said this was due to being overmedicated on my tablets so lowered the dosage to 175mcg. I felt well enough to return to work after 2 weeks although still had some of the symptoms (foggy brain, feeling cold etc..) My periods in Jan and Feb this year were very light and only lasted a day or 2 and since March I haven't had any periods, I've started to pile on the weight, I have been off work the past 2 weeks with the same diagnoses (overmedication) but my symptoms are of sweating, fatigued but can't sleep, headaches, aches in my joints, blurred vision, feeling off balance, very emotional, forgetfulness, the list goes on... so they have lowered the dosage again to 150mcg.... I asked the doctor why is this happening now after all these years and all I got is "I'm at that age and it's menopausal" although maybe I am "at that age" I just don't like feeling fobbed off and wonder why my symptoms have somewhat changed from last year but still have the same diagnoses... just wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same?
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