I was wondering if anyone feels the same as me or has any ideas :-
I am taking 150mcg Levothyroxine (recently increased from 125mcg) & still have all the horrid symptoms of hypothyroidism (or could it be my fibromyalgia?) sore aching muscles -breathlessness, dry skin /eyes, extreme tiredness, throbbing sensations in legs feet / etc., etc., especially after sleeping when I feel these symptoms are much worse! When in my mind they should be eased after resting?!!!
So could it be that as I'm taking my T4 regularly every morning that it is overloaded in my system & not converting to the active T3?
So therefore keeping me in the hypo stage ?
Or could it be that I am having a fibromyalgia flare? ((These two seem to be so inter-related)
My question being:- If I stopped T4 for a few days - (to balance it out) would things improve? - Can you overload on T4 ?
Incidentally I have tried T3 (& reducing T4) advised by my endocrinologist- but then went hyper with racing heart/palpitations etc., so was told to stop T3 & because of this he felt I wouldn't tolerate NDT!
Now I don't know where to turn as he has referred me back to my GP who says all my tests are normal - you know the rest - --------- Keep taking the pills !!!!!?
I hope this makes sense to anyone out there !!!
I'm really fed up of going to bed/resting thinking I'll feel better when I wake only to actually feel 10 times worse !!!!
But then again if I don't stop & rest - I am equally good for nothing ?!!!!
Doesn't seem to me to be an answer to all this at the moment.
Any response would be greatly appreciated- So thank you in advance.