Following all my tests with the endocrinologist Dr J at Newcastle RVI, I have been given vitamin di supplements and he requested that my levothroxine is elevated from 75 µg to 100 µg. As soon as I raised my dose of levothyroxine my palpitations returned. They are quite severe and even with the beta blockers I find they keep me awake most of the night. I have tried going from 75 µg one day to 100 µg the next day. But when ever I take 100 µg almost within half an hour I'm getting palpitations. I called the endocrinologist secretary and explained what was happening and asked if I could either have T3 instead of extra dose or NDT. Dr J the endocrinologist requested that I have another thyroid function test with my GP. I did this and The Endo says the results are now within normal limits and won't change my levothyroxine. He says the palpitations must be for some other reason!? It seems very strange to me that the palpitations only happen half an hour after I've taken the levothyroxine!!!
I almost feel like I must be completely mad and imagining things but I can't be. In october I was referred to cardiologist as my ECG showed ischaemia. An angiogram proved however that I do not have ischaemia but my cardiac arteries go into spasm spuriously.
I am due to go into the RVI Newcastle for more tests on 15 December including an echocardiogram. I feel quite sure though that the levothyroxine just doesn't agree with me and my symptoms would be so much better if I was on NDT.
These are my results
Please can anyone give me their opinion, it isn't just the palpitations, I am completely exhausted most of the time, my body aches, my hair has thinned so badly it used to be really thick . I often feel on the point of collapse. I'm sure I am not imagining all this.
I always used to be so active, I love being that way, I just don't feel like 'me' anymore!
Thank you so much for reading my post xx