for replying to my post yesterday. I`ve just seen my GP and he HAD over medicated me. You were both totally correct!
My last TSH just before Christmas was 9.99 (0.35- 3.50) and if you remember he doubled my levo to 150 mcg.
The result of my latest blood test, taken last Thursday is TSH 0.10. T4 18 (8-21) and T3 4.3. The local range for T3 is between 4-6.
So if I`m correct my T4 and T3 both seem ok. (please correct me if I`m wrong)
The GP DENIED telling me to increase by that amount but I would not be swayed and reminded him the day he phoned and the conversation.....my husband was with me and verified all I said.
Anyway the doctor said to keep taking the 150 mcg- I agreed for peace but thought not on your nelly!! I`ll keep my reduction to 125 until I see the endo on Wednesday.
Before Graves was diagnosed I was prescribed temazepam to help me sleep and added to the RAI etc, I `ve been trying to withdraw from them. The doctor believes my symptoms of joint pain are withdrawals and the high blood pressure is anxiety. I`m to see the BP nurse tomorrow and the GP has given me a new regime for a slower temazepam withdrawal.
Thanks if you`ve managed to read this far .....
I just wanted to ask your opinions as the doctor doesn`t think the overwhelming tiredness is withdrawal - could it still be my thyroid and my body waiting to catch up to the blood results?
With hindsight I was feeling pretty good at the end of last year and have gone downhill since- which I began to put down to the over medication, but it`s making sense that I lessened the tramadol about the same time and have gone steadily downhill since.
Thanks again and sorry for such a long post.
ps shaws I didn`t ask about adding T3 as it looks like I may be converting ok.