This is probably a long shot but I thought it was just possible one of you might be able to point me in the right direction. I take 100mg of Levothyroxine and usually feel much better than I did before, although still find it really hard to lose weight.
Recently I've been feeling the need to pass urine much more frequently, no pain, not dark and neither the doctor or I think it's cystitis, I've also been feeling particularly tired. My doctor sent me for a urine and blood test on Thursday and then phoned me yesterday morning to ask me to urgently go back to have the blood test repeated because my Potassium was raised. This I did and then she phoned me again a few hours later when she got the result to tell me to go immediately to A&E because it had gone up further, that reading was 6.3.
I spent the day in A&E hooked up to various heart monitors etc. All my results came back normal (liver function, kidney function, blood glucose, blood pressure 108/58) and my Potassium returned to a normal level of about 3.
The hospital doctor couldn't explain why it might happen and said I should have it investigated. One of the reasons your Potassium levels can be raised is if you have Addinsons disease (which I have no other symptoms for, thank goodness) but I have seen people on this forum talk about adrenal fatigue. I spoke to my son about this (he's a FY2 doctor) and although he knew about Addinsons he hadn't heard of adrenal fatigue. Has anyone here had any experience or have any knowledge that might help me understand why this could have happened? It's all a bit scary because apparently if Potassium levels become a little more raised than mine were it can cause potentially fatal heart arrhythmia.