This is my first post so it's a bit of a long one to fit in all my info, please excuse me if it's too much.
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 10 weeks ago (TSH was 27 and scan of my thyroid confirmed that it was hypo with no nodules). I was immediately put on 50mcg of thyroxine.
Prior to being diagnosed I did not suspect I had hypo at all and was quite shocked when it was confirmed. I was sent for the tests by my gynae as I had almost constant menstrual bleeding. Other than that I had no other symptoms that I was aware of. I would have fazes of mild insomnia. At other times I could would be tired but not more than is normal I think.
Since being on thyroxine the bleeding has stopped (thank goodness!) but I now have many more symptoms which are quite confusing. May hair is definitely falling out (I have stopped taking Yasmin as I had read that combining it with thyroxine can cause hair fall). I suffer from much worse bouts of insomnia, literally wide awake 90% of the night without feeling too tired the next day, for about 3 days in a row. Followed by a couple of weeks of exhaustion and sleeping as soon as I get home from work.
I have also been referred to a cardiologist as the endo told me that I have enlargement of the right side of my heart (I was given an echo scan) and abnormalities found when wearing a holter 24 hour heart monitor. I have the cardio appointment tomorrow so I will have further info then.
In the meantime can anyone advise me on why I am having these confused symptoms and if there is anything I can do to help alleviate them? I am not on any special diet but I eat 'clean' (no processed food) and do high intensity training workouts about 4 times a week (when not in the exhausted phase).
Thanks in advance!