I haven't been on here for a while I have just basically been getting on with things but I have a question to ask and hope someone will be able to shed some light.
I have been taking 1.5 grains of Armour daily for 7 months, before that I was on 150mcg levo and felt reasonably well but was told that i was over medicated and they reduced it to 125mcg, I was concerned about being reduced as I had been on this dosage before and did not feel reasonably well, so I asked my consultant if I could try armour (which I fund myself) and have been on it for 7 months but I am not feeling my best on it, although the brain fog has lifted (yippee) I have other symptoms that I am struggling with and only seem to have had since being on Armour, I am suffering constipation, I get hot and perspire (mostly when am in bed but around 4am and when I get up in morning) through the day I may get 1-2 bouts of over heating, I am more tired through the day and have noticed that I am sleeping heavy, I sometimes wake up with my fingers on one or both hands tingling, I have gained more weight, I used to have palpitations but they seem to have subsided, these other symptoms I have had on any dose of meds are, swollen ankles, especially at night, bloatedness and my hair has thinned so much over the last couple of years.
I don't get to see my consultant for another 4 months but she gave me a form to have a blood test done in case I get into trouble (her words) I think she may have been referring to thyroid storm.
I would like to know what else I can take to support these symptoms ie vitamins, minerals and what blood tests should I be asking for to make sure that I am not suffering with any deficiency's.
Thank you for reading.