I am a 47 year old female. I was put on natural progesterone about 6 year's ago and my daily panic attacks went away. My thyroid was in normal range but one year into my regiment my doc added amour thyroid. I never really felt much affect from it. No weight lose actually the contrary. I have gained 25 pounds over the last 6 years and my hair has thinned significanly. The doctors answer is to just keep adding more thyroid. I am now up to 3.5 grains.. My lab results are always in the normal range.
So here is where the story gets interesting. A few weeks ago I was put on Aderral by family doc. I have ALWAYS sruggled with symptoms of ADD but never pursued medicine. But niw U was struggling with school work.... she put me on a very low dosage 10 mil. Because I worry about med I only took half of that. I took 5 mil off and on for about 3 weeks. During that time my new monthly prescription of thyroid arrived (no dosage changes just next months pills). The next week I started noticing rapid resting heart rate. I had only taken 5 mil aderral that week but still being cautious and my semester ending I stopped the aderral. Here I am a week later. I have taken no aderral for a week but I still have a resting heart rate of between 80 when I wake and 90 to 115 during the day. I called my thyroid doc and be said stop taking the thyroid and call him Monday. I am on day 3 of no armour thyroid and I have noticed a slight decrease in heart rate maybe 3 to 5 beats per minute.
I am not a doctor obviously and I will contact mine next week. But here is what I am wodering. Is it possible that my thyroid actually is capale of functioning but the armour has taken over. Then when I took the small doses of aderral it jump started my thyroid again?
It just seems strange that all of a suden my heart rate is up. I would like to blame the aderral but 3 problems with that idea
1. I did nit start noticing the heart unail 3 weeks after stArrington aderral. And I had alead starting taking less.
2. I have been off the aderral for a week and no change.
3. I only took a SMALL dose off and on for a month so long term effects seem improbable.
I am having loose stool and no dry skin. I am more thirsty than normal, my mouth seems a little dry.
One more thing since getting off the thyroid I am more tired but still able to functon with no problems. My memory is kinda going a little crazy. But other than that no hair loss yet no sweats nothing else really. The heart rate increase is my biggest concern. In the past when I didn't take my thyroid at the right time I would notice excessive hair loss in the showe and throughout the day, not tons but noticable, not the case after 2.5 days with no thyroid.
Honestly I would love to get off thyroid and use Aderral as needed maybe twice a week. It really helped me. But for now I just want to figure out what is going on. Any ideas?