I have been having a few odd occasions where I feel very faint dry mouth heart racing and high blood pressure (see previous post). Doctor suggested betablockers, tried these and my heart rate went to 42 so stopped the betablockers after three days of feeling ill.
Recently I had food poisoning while away from home so went to a "holiday" doctor who recommended stopping levo as my pulse was 135 and getting my own doctor to reduce the dose. Back home I've just been to see my doctor (who got the report from the holiday doctor) and have been told to start taking levo again at the same dose. My blood pressure is now normal, my heart rate fine and I only stopped levo four days ago, I asked if i could try a different medication for my hypothyroidism but was told no; wouldn't even discuss it and seemed to get quite annoyed when I told them what the "hoiday" doctor had suggested. I was told in no uncertain terms that my dose was fine according to blood results of TSH (1.7) and the fast heart rate had nothing to do with the levothyroxine. All I wanted was to see if going from 100mcg to 75 mcg would help with my blood pressure but they didn't even bother taking my blood pressure. It was such an embarrassing appointment that I just came out and cried in the car
How can doctors differ so much? The doctor I saw while I was away was so pleasant to talk to and wouldn't even hear of going on betablockers before reducing my levo dose. I'm just so scared of having another attack of feeling faint with a fast heart rate if I'm on my own in a crowded street as I'm sure the tablets must be doing this as it states this on the side effects! Comments appreciated please