Hello fellow sufferers. I am new here but need some advice because I don't have an awful lot of faith in doctors anymore as they are too quick to shuffle you out of the door these days due to the heavy strains on the NHS now.
I am 53, was diagnosed with under-active thyroid around 8-10yrs ago. My dose settled on 150mcg for all that time but I found out recently that it had fluctuated and I was getting too much. I have never properly delved into the illness, I just take my tablets and get on with it; but with recent events it is now gaining my attention more and I am setting out to learn more, especially from fellow sufferers as you can't beat experience in my eyes
As I take Menopace I recently discovered that Soya Isoflavines can prohibit the absorption of thyroxine along with calcium. No information was given to me from my doctors when I first started my thyroxine as to when to take it etc., so it seems a case of finding out stuff for yourself
I am post menopause and was diagnosed with thyroid problems when I was peri meno. About 3 weeks ago my body crashed with the most severe symptoms of anxiety, debilitating fatigue, palpitations and irregular heartbeat which started a couple of days after I caught a cold, although I seemed to get over the cold within a couple of days and then bang, all these symptoms arrived and hung on for nearly a week. I knew a cold couldn't make me feel so ill so I trotted back to the docs and had some bloods done which confirmed about my thyroid, which I am hoping explained the awful symptoms I was experiencing. I had similar symptoms in the summer but I have a long history of depression and anxiety anyway and I just put it down to menopause and just carried on after the symptoms subsided.
Are there any other ladies out there that have experienced fluctuations with their thyroid during menopause?
I am wondering why mine has changed after all these years - could it be due to the menopause? My doc gave me a copy of my results but I don't understand the NB as regards the new range???????? Does anyone know what that means. I have also read up on a free T3 level, but can't work out why that test doesn't apply to me
Anyway, I came down with another cold a few days ago, a proper cold this time and have been feeling rotten, lumpy throat and my glands are up which normally happens with a head cold. I am obviously run down but still looking for answers. Can anyone tell me how long it will take before I might notice a difference in how I am feeling on my lower dose. I do have another doc appointment at the beginning of November so I am assuming I will be sent for another blood test?
Many thanks all xx