Hope someone here may be able to shed some light on this..
Have just spoken to my sister in law - I keep telling her to get on here, but she hasn't been able to sign up yet. tiping1 She has been newly diagnosed as hypothyroid, and is menopausal. She hasn't had any hot flushes for a year now.
Her doc (who is very good), has put her on 25 mcg of Levo, and now increased it to 50 mcg and said after blood tests, that she is very underactive, and she needs this dose.
Since she's been on it, just over a week, she has been getting horrible headaches, hot flushes again, palpitations and pains in her chest and back, she says she feel awful, and very lethargic. Sometimes she gets short of breath.
The doctor has even got her referred in to see a heart specialist on Tuesday, just to make sure everything is ok, her blood pressure was normal when taken, and she has no history of heart problems.
Has this happened to anyone else when they have started Levo? I have been on them over 20 years, and can't remember how I felt when first taking them. I do remember when I increased my dose, I did get palpitations, and then I went back down to 100mcg, and was ok again.
Can anyone help as to why this is happening please?