I was recently diagnosed as having an underactive thyroid. My TSH was 11 and I was put on 25micrograms of levothyroxine. After 6 weeks my TSH was 3.8 but because of the problems I have been having with the drug I was changed to 25 every other day. However I am still having problems:
1. Blood pressure. My blood pressure has gone up by 10, 15, sometimes as much as 25 points (systolic).
2. Hunger. I am getting lots of problems with hunger. It is unpredictable and very difficult to manage - I have put on a few pounds now.
3. Aggitation. Sometimes I get aggitation.
My doctor says that you only get sideaffects if you are on too much of the drug but I seem to be getting lots of problems throughout my time on this pill. Can anyone shed any light on this, or have any advice. I really don't know what to do, particularly about the hunger.