Hi - newly diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in May, been on Levothyroxine 25mg sodium for the past 10 weeks and have had various side effects, bloating, spotty skin, so tired all the time, anxious and a bit tearful, then last week my chest was hurting not long after taking my daily dose and had a bit of warmth and tingly/numbness down my left side. Called my Doc and he said that wasn't right and I need to have a blood test to see how my levels are doing so treatment can be adjusted. First problem I have is I am incredibly afraid of blood tests, I've had two earlier this year after much hypnotherapy, and tried 2 weeks ago and yesterday and couldn't do it. (I know it's sounds pathetic and I'm hugely ashamed and embarrassed but its a genuine problem for me) Second problem is I stopped taking my tablets yesterday as I don't really want to continue until my levels have been read. Am I doing the wrong or right thing to stop taking them?? It may take me another week or so to have blood test done if I can somehow get myself together, and then another week to get results. So that could be 2 weeks= without medication....any advice would be so appreciated as I'm finding this all a bit worrying!! : ( x
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