Hi Everybody, looking for some advice from all my knowledgable friends please.
I have been feeling extremely hot and anxious these last couple of weeks or or so, and after having a thyroid storm three years ago(didn't realise in the buildup what was happening to me) has made me very aware of my symptoms, not wanting to go through that very scary episode again.
I was on 50 mg levo, and three quarters of a 25mcg t3. Was feeling quite under medicated, and had bloods done at BH, with these results
Free t3 3.25(3.1-6.8)
Per oxidase and Thyroglobulin flagged high.
Went to the doc's, and she suggested an increase in levo of 25mg every other day.
That was probably 6-8 weeks ago. Didn't notice any difference, still tired with no energy, so I have ordered some thyroid s to see if it might make me feel better( I haven't started on it yet). We have been going through a very stressful time of late, and at first I thought my anxiety was down to that. Been losing weight, not sleeping because I can't relax or switch my brain off, palpitations etc. I was due for a blood yeast this week to check my levels after the increase in meds.and, got the results today which confirmed my suspicions.
Free t4 24.3(12-22)
Free t3 (7.4(3.1-6.8)
Managed to see my GP this afternoon, and she just said to reduce the levo back to 50, and have a blood test in 6 weeks. I was a bit surprised, as my GP before I moved last year, made me stop melds, immediately, and put me on Carb., and beta blockers. Admittedly, I was in a far worse state than I am at the moment, but I am trying to nip it in the bud so I don't get there again.
Any advice please, as I don't see how just cutting back on half a 25mg tab. Will do the trick.
When I was overactive before, and saw the Endo, I think they said it was autoimmune
And thyrotoxicosis, and it was very likely to flare up again at some point, and if it happened too often, I would have to think about having it removed.
My new doc. Is smashing, but I don't know just how clued up she is on thyroid matters.
Probably no more than most gps. She does listen though, which is a coup in itself..
I did say that if I thought I was getting worse that I would go back before the six weeks.
While I am having yet another sleepless night with anxiety and palps, thought I would speak to you lovely people. Looking a bit like a corps now, with dark circles and sunken eyeshow long do you think I should go back if I am not improved, or should I cut back even more on the meds. Sorry about all the typing errors, got the tremors a bit.