To anyone that can help or offer support/advice.
I am a 26 year old female. A few weeks ago felt like I was falling apart. I am constantly tired, was getting easily confused, being forgetful/foggy and upset easily (all of which is very out of character for me!). Although I am always tired, I struggle to sleep. My joints are sore and was getting very frequent migraines.
After visiting my doctor he sent me for blood tests. I found out later that week by receptionist that doctor had written me prescriptions to collect. Turns out I was deficient in iron and vitamin B12, started supplements for both. Also advised that the doctor wanted to speak with me. I then found out over a week later I have an under active thyroid. Started on Levothyroxinen 50mcg. Will be back for bloods in 5weeks.
Ive been reading that I shouldn't be taking these tablets at the same time (I have been taking the iron, vitamin b12 and Levothroxinen together in the morning). Ive been on the vitamin supplements for 2 weeks and the Levothroxinen for 6 days. Feeling a bit better in the morning but in the afternoon I feel like I could fall asleep at my desk, I cannot concentrate and become forgetful. As I had 3weeks off then went back to work.
My manager seems to think I'm pulling her leg with the way I feel.(She thinks it depression as i had 2months off at start of year to care for my mother-in-law who was terminally ill - I know I am not suffering from depression) As I asked for a phased return to work which was dismissed with a comment that she knows several people with an under active thyroid that are fine.
Is this all in my head?
How long should I leave between taking Levothroxinen and the supplements?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.