Hi. I have been hypothyroidism for around 10 years. I could never get above 25 micrograms without suffering from hypo symptoms. I've tried beta blockers but still couldn't tolerate levothroxine. I've never felt well and was diognosed with M.E about 7 years ago but have managed largely as a result of a healthy diet, exercise regime and low levels of stress... until after the birth of my little man who is now 21 months old.
The last 18 months have been so difficult. During pregnancy I managed to tolerate 100 mcgms of levothroxine but always felt slightly hyper. Then it became so unbearable I gradually reduced my dosage and eventually stopped taking them all together in January 2015. I felt tired and sluggish but managed, even whilst breastfeeding and through the constant sleep deprivation as my son has never and still doesn't sleep through the night.
August 2015 bloods were off the chart so I begrudgingly started on 25 micrograms again. The palps returned and my son, still bread fed, became jittery for a while but I persevered.
I have just started adding 10mcgms of liothyronine split into two doses as one dose was too much to my 25 micrograms of levothroxine. It seems like such a little dose but one week in and I'm struggling again. Still breast feeding and not sleeping. I'm close to coming off the meds completely again as I actually felt better than i do now as I still do not have any energy but have lots of side effects.
I'm addition to this I have chest pain, muscle pain, blurred vision, dry skin and quite a lot of hair loss since starting back on the meds.
My overall health is poor and I'm just not sure what else I can do. I do not know how to feel well anymore. I'm also pretty sure that my little man feels the effects of the changes as ive tried to go up so many times in the last 6 months. Really don't know what else I can do. I'm trying to self educate but am at a loss. Can anyone offer some advice, reassurance or opinion on what I could do?