Hi Im new here and need some help. I have been ill for almost 4 years. Have seen quite a few gps and an Endo. Even went private to Harley Street and has been a total waste of time and money as no doc will listen to me. All they do is a whole load of blood tests and smile at me and tell me how "normal and healthy I am for my age. Im 58 and just going through menopause now. No real symptoms and no hot flushes. I thought all my bad feelings were menopause until I realised 99% of my symptoms were hypothyroid. I have discussed this with many gps and they all tell me Im borderline. Tsh 4.1 Ft4 13 and Ft3 5.5. They wont treat me till my TSH reaches 10. My symptoms are worse if Im under any stress. The worst being the muscle pain, bad headaches, sleeping all the time, feeling cold and slightly high blood pressure and the only odd one a heart rate of 75-85. So I decided Id had enough as no quality of life. I ordered Thyroid S and started on 1/2 grain 12 days ago. First day I had a headache and an adrenallin rush through the night. Then day 3-8 I felt great I wasnt really tired no falling asleep through the day and sleeping sound at night. Then suddenly day 9 my heart rate goes up to 105 and I notice my blood pressure is now very normal. The higher heart rate was quite upsetting as adrenalin rush at night was back and I couldnt sleep. I tried to reduce dose but my blood pressure and heart rate got higher and panic set in as It now looks like I cant reduce the dose or come off it? Im back to1/2 a grain and I feel terrible. Im scared to up the dose as im getting wierd chest pains and headaches with high pulse rate and Im in panic mode. Dont want to go to doc as Im self medicating and they might go crazy at me and tell me im stupid. Other fear I have is that after almost 4 years of feeling terrible I will b worse than I started. Sorry for length of post but hope someone out there can help. Thank you
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