Hi my wife suffers from under active thyroid. She hasn't had any real side effects other than getting a it lethargic when she hasn't taken her Levothyroxine tablets in a couple of days.
She was only diagnosed 10 years ago and is 44 now. The mcg of Levothyroxine had been upped and lowered over the past number of years and I suppose having ok real side effects has lead to her being slightly forgetfull with taking the tablets.
A week ago she hadn't been feeling well and had a sore throat, took some penicillin and then said she was feeling panicky and her heart was thumping and she was sweating. - she hadn't taken her Levothyroxine for 3 days prior to this then took them prior to the penicillin.
She really was scared and thought there was something really wrong.
We think she vomited the penicillin tablets up but she was still a bit shaken after that sort I panic attack.
For the next 2 days she felt fine then she started feeling anxious and getting flutters, sweating and feeling nautious.
She's been to her docs and had her bloods taken and the found her thyroxin level to be higher than usual (although she did take her Levothyroxine tablets 200mcg that morning before the tests which having read on here I believe might lead to false readings).
This is very unlike her and I've told her to get her bloods retaken and get the full test results not just high or low answer!
Are these all normal symptoms of thyroid ?
She's very concerned because her mother suffered from anxiety and she's worried she's now suffering from it although I've tried to reassure her these are all as a result of her thyroid problem.
Any help or advise would be very welcome