Hello everyone, I'm hoping for some advice. I recently had my second blood test after being advised I have Hypothyroidism. Originally, I was place on 50mg of lethothyroxine and after 8 weeks my Serum TSH had reduced from 10.3 to 5.07. My results (just under 4 weeks ago were as follows:
Serum TSH 5.07
Serum Free T4 12
The doctors advised to increase to 75mg and then I should be ok. For about a week I felt fine but then I felt shaky. I advised the doctor but he said I as just going through an adjustment stage. The shakiness has reduced but now the last week or so I feel depressed again and have no interest in doing anything. My skin has also gone very dry in one of my ears or my face. I feel like I have gone backwards as just after Christmas I felt alot better. When I was told I had the condition I was offered anti-depressants but I have avoided being on them for the last two years and don't really want to go back there.
Since I knew I had the condition last November, I have continued working full time even though the GP offered me some time off or suggested I reduce my hours. I advised my colleagues and my Boss whom where very understanding but sometimes I end up working more then full time hours due the nature of my job. e.g last week I worked nearly 44 hours not including breaks. We are a very small team and anyone taking time off or being off sick has a huge effect . In fact in the last three years I have worked there, I have not had a day off sick.
This maybe over the top but some days I wonder if I'll ever feel like my old self. I sometimes wonder if my partner will leave me as I'm soo unhappy all the time. I'm only 35 and we had started planning for a family and I feel like my body has turned against me and my life is over.