I know I have posted before with my ongoing problems but my latest blood results are in and I continue to have problems. My Consultant is less than useless although GP most helpful. I have now resorted to a private Endo who comes well recommended whom I hope will help soon.
The main issue is the constant internal shaking along with pins n needles in hands/feet plus numb toes. This last week has resulted in visible shaking until I'm almost a nervous wreck. Just not sleeping either which makes it worse, so have now had to take Zopiclone to knock me out to at least get some rest to cope with daytime. Reluctant to do this but unable to sleep otherwise.
My thyroxine was increased to 150 about 3 weeks ago and after feeling initially better, the shakes returned. My GP wants to raise it even higher ASAP to 175.
My latest results are THS 4.6 having come down from 21.5 at beginning of August most likely due to increased Levo. My PTH is 0.7 (minimum should be 1.6) so parathyroids are still not working so technically even without a thyroid I have Hypoparathyroidism. My calcium is at last stable at 4.47 so my meds reduced to one 500 tablet daily. Vitamin D3 is 47 so still low but meds for that also reduced from 2000 to 1000 daily.
My last B12 was 658 in April and I stopped supplementing but wonder if I need to go back on them?
I am waiting to have other bloods tested for Ferritin, Folate etc although my full blood counts etc are all in normal range.
I visited my Cranial Osteopath yesterday who told me my spine is totally out of balance, and my body in complete shock from all that has happened. My Homeopathic Dr (also a Pharmacist) is of the opinion I am allergic to Levo and thinks I would be better on Armour (not really sure what that is?)
Clutter has been most helpful thought my problems, thank you.
I am in process of recording daily temp to see if it's adrenals ready for Endo as I am freezing all day & hot all night. Morning temps tend to be 35.7/8 and rise through day to 36.6.
I would really like to know how others cope with the internal shaking. Is it just stress or something else going on. I'm seriously considering antidepressants because I don't know how I can go on like this with constant panic attacks when trembling, pins n needles get worse. Is there something natural I can get to help me that others have tried with success? Had anyone had success with melatonin for sleep issues?
Hoping for answers soon.