Hi all, I've been diagnosed hypo and been on Levo for about 8 yrs. Im now 31. I had symptoms throughout my teens (mysterious rashes, hives etc) and developed horrendous constipation aged 21. crippling insomnia, palpitations and anxiety took over aged 22 and 2 yrs later a Dr finally took bloods and prescribed Levo. 50mcg then upped to 75. Basically I've never felt well on Levo. I lost weight but am already very thin & there was no impact on insomnia and anxiety. i started breaking out in hives but could not figure out why. I came off the contraceptive pill thinking this might be the cause and I lost most of my hair and gained acne on top of everything else. I tried bouts of gluten free which helped a bit. I've been referred to nhs endos who amongst other useless comments asked if my tablets were in date and was I actually taking them. Eventually I gave up trying after going onto 125mcg & tried to just get on with things. After joining the gym I gained 1/2 a stone and got pregnant after the initial 3 mnths I felt better than I had in yrs. my son was born in dec and later diagnosed with cows milk protein intolerance. Meanwhile I was fast returning to feeling like hell. I decided to try a dairy free diet (so difficult I gave up after 12 days) it took 2 weeks to realise I had made myself completely intolerant to dairy (less than 2 wks!!) severe gastric upset has plagued me since despite leaving the dairy alone. Annoying since i had no noticeable symptoms before the diet. My bloods are showing over replacement of Levo tsh 0.01 and t3 6.3. I can't remember the range but know the upper end of t3 was 6. Think the baseline for tsh was 1 or 2 . My insomnia and anxiety are horrendous, my hairs falling out in handfuls, the hives are awful. I feel hyper a lot of the time so am trying to slowly reduce meds. As well as dairy free I'm trying to get back into gluten free but I just feel so awful and the weights dropped off me. I'm sorry for the lengthy post. Any advice would be gratefully accepted and any recommended Drs in the north east England area would be helpful. I just want to enjoy my son.
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