I visited the doctor with extreme exhaustion, to the point of feeling sick by 3.30 in the afternoon everyday, feeling like I was trudging through mud just to walk down the office and unable to function on a day to day basis.
At first I was told that my thyroid was underactive and I wasn't on the borderline, but no figures were given. The follow up blood test showed levels to be normal, still no figures given, the doctor wanted to just leave it there. However I advised I was still feeling awful so the doctor prescribed 25mg of Levothyroxine. On day 4 of taking it I woke up with a swollen face and lips and struggling to breathe. I took an antihistamine and went to work but felt terrible so called the doctor. I was advised to stop the pills and go in on after the weekend.
I visited the doctor who asked is I was allergic to lactose and I advised that I have a serious allergy to dairy, she claimed to be unaware of this. She told me she was unable to prescribe anything else so I needed to persevere and to take an antihistamine 1 hour before each pill and come back in for bloods in a month. I wasn't keen on this idea but she is the doctor and I would hope she would know what she is doing.
I had my bloods taken, felt a little brighter, less head fog but still not right. I was told to book an appointment as the doctor wanted to see me. However I woke up this morning with a swollen face and tongue and feeling really poorly, I have completed about a month on the pills taking an antihistamine before each one.
Today the doctor has told me she does not believe the pills are the issue, there was an alternative liquid she could prescribe, erm didn't she tell me before there was nothing else?! She now wants me to stop the pills for 3 days, and then start taking them again on Friday without the antihistamine. As you can imagine this scares the pants off me, what if the reaction is worse next time?
I have never been given my readings and have now requested them from the doctors, do they have to give them to me? What should I be aware of and what should my next course of action be?
I am no dummy and I have read loads around this subject , stopping caffeine, eating little to no gluten and upping my allowed fruit and vegs. I really could use some help and advise.