I am taking Armour thyroid 1 3/4 grains. Not for the first time in the 12 yrs since I was diagnosed, I am again unwell. My TSH is 2.5 FT3 5.9 and FT4 8.7. My Gp surgery is closing and so it is uncertain whether my new GP will prescribe Armour. I became very unwell on Levothyroxine and eventually got help from Dr Peatfield. However my current GP is Anthroposphic and willing to prescribe Armour. As I have to find a new GP and have not been well again I asked for a full blood test. Although the symptoms have now subsided I had swollen and painful ankles and legs which were red and dry and sore to touch. I generally sleep well but could not sleep for long. My liver area was sore and had sharp pains on one day before it subsided. I had pins and needles in fingers and a constant low grade headache which has remained. My BP starts normal and climbs through the day to about 180/100. My GP prescribed Alpha blockers but I just felt worse on these and stopped taking them after a couple of weeks. Please advise if there is a NHS consultant that I can asked for a referal to or if anyone understands these symptoms? (my GP though willing to prescribe Armour seems not to understand Hashimoto's and is unable to help me) I recently read about thyroid dump and thought this may explain it. Do I need to increase my meds again ( increased by 1/2 grain about 5 months ago) ? Its a lonely and frustrating path being hypothyroid. I think Dr P is the only professional I have seen who completely got the symptoms and heard my concerns. However its some time since I spent a year in his care.
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