I've been struggling with thyroid conditions for most of my life after being diagnosed with Graves at 17 and sent to hospital in toxic shock.
Now 19 years later I'm underactive and over the past few years I've been noticing symptoms like joint pain difficulties concentrating tired all the time, sleeping heavy and for long periods but still exhausted.
It's slowly getting worse and the more I read the more I'm convinced it's my thyroid yet my doctors don't see a connection.
I'm headed for a blood test today and am worried that they will try and reduce my med's.... The last time they tried it made me feel even worse and it was a battle to get the med's increased back to the original 125mcg I was on and I haven't really felt right since.
I've tried taking extra supplements. I'm taking higher thyroid supplements - only one a day as recommended by the supplier if you have a thyroid condition due to the iodine content and that does help a little bit but not that much.
I've been reasing alot about ndt and am so tempted to self medicate on that but worry that could be dangerous
My med's don't seem to be stopping the weight gain, lack of appetite or joint pain and tiredness, if anything that is steadily getting worse as time goes on I am getting less energy on a daily basis.
My GP only looks at the TSH to determine dosage and my practice is so understaffed I don't feel like I get any decent care there... I once asked for bloods check as I was way overdue on it and got told that I couldn't have one unless the doctor specifically requested it.
So I'm unsure how best to go about getting the right medication for me.