Ok so I'm probably being paranoid here, but I've been taking Levothyroxine for 3 weeks today. It's been a bumpy journey...!0
My TSH was 8.3 & T4 11.3 and I was told to start with 50mg for two weeks then up it to 100mg for two weeks then go back to review. The doctor did a pulse check so I presume they'll check that again but I don't think there'll will be a blood test until 3 months.
I would say after about 3 days on 50mg I felt absolutely dreadful, far worse than before I started. It gradually got a little better after a week or so & by the end of the first 2 weeks I felt on even keel back where I started before medication.
After 3 days of being on 100mg I suddenly felt on top of the world (well perhaps relatively compared to the last few months anyway) - seriously, like someone switched a light on. Awake, alert, full of energy, amazing. Naturally I took full advantage of this & did loads of housework & what have you!!
So a week into 100mg and now I've come down... today I feel lethargic & achey. My eyes feel dry & I have a bit of a headache. I also had a wobble earlier this week when I felt a bit dizzy & like my chest hurt. It didn't last long thankfully mind you. So is it too soon to worry about being overmedicated? It was so good feeling well earlier this week... It proves it's possible, but I am so disappointed to feel rubbish again today - am I expecting too much too soon? Does it sound like maybe 75mg would be better?