I'll say the story from the beginning, maybe someone is bound to relate
December 2013 I became very ill suddenly (no energy, bad palpitations where I could hear my heart beats in my head, dizziness and constantly craving sugary foods). I went to my Dr's and had an ECG where he found an abnormality with my heart. 3 days before Christmas I was admitted to my local hospital. Although they performed 3 ECG's there, the results fortunately did not show any abnormalities, however, my bloods came back showing a problem with my thyroid. Although they stated I had a viral infection (don't you love doctor's using this term when they don't know what's going on), my palpitations was very much there! The palpitations was so bad it kept me awake at nights and had them everyday.
Late January 2014 I had a repeat blood test where my thyroid function did not change and was referred to an endocrinologist. In the meantime, I was prescribed beta blockers for my palpitations. I finally saw a consultant on March 2014 where they stated that although my TSH is elevated, my T4 is normal (I have no exact results to post as my doctor does not share me the information!). They decided to start me off on levothyroxine and took me off the beta blockers.
For the first month I noticed a change where I was much more aware and could concentrate. Prior to starting the levo I used to sleep 12-14 hours a day (12 hours of sleep at night and 2 hours of napping in the day), however, after the first month of being on levo I noticed changes. My hair has been falling out (although not in big clumps and never had this problem), my palpitations are back and I am getting really tired easily and back to the 12-14 hours sleeping pattern. I exercise 5 days a week and eat healthy although I struggle to loose the weight as well. I also still crave sugary things. Just been for my blood test on Tuesday and awaiting my results. I suspect that the results will be 'normal'.
Anyone else been in the same situation?
P.S. Just to add as well, during my January appointment my Dr noticed I had a goitre, the swelling in my thyroid still persists.