I went to see Dr Toft at the end of last month. Overall, I felt the consultation went well and we discussed my history of thyroid disorder over the past 2 years (see below link for the post for more background).
Dr Toft recommended that I completely withdraw from thyroxine for a period of 4 weeks, and then get my bloods tested, and thereafter resume back onto my dose until I next see him (just before Christmas). The next day I stopped thyroxine and am due to have the blood test on Friday. As of today, I haven't taken thyroxine for 3.5 weeks.
Over the past few days I have really started to struggle. My extremities are freezing (not in proportion with the recent temperature drop either), like feet will not warm up. Also constipation returned- on meds I didn't struggle with this at all. and of course, the tiredness is back with a vengeance. I need to take daily naps again now and wake up feeling dreadful and zombie like.
I can resume the meds on Friday after my blood test, but I'm so worried about how I feel physically right now. I feel terrible. (I thought I didn't feel great on the meds but this is no comparison!). I'm also scared that if my blood work doesn't show anything much conclusive, Dr Toft could tell me to come off the meds again completely... will this happen even if I stress the return of my symptoms during this withdrawal period?
I'm also worried about the next few days and getting through them.
Does anyone have any advice/insight?