Hello all you lovely friendly people, I have been reading your advice since I discovered that I have hypo.
Last summer I was starting to feel unsteady on my feet and swaying around I managed to hide it pretty well, even my husband didn't realise. Fast forward to February this year and I was feeling wretched plus fluid retention in my feet and dead spots in my fingers. I decided to seek help (last time I went to see my GP was 15/20 yrs ago. Blood tests were arranged for the next morning (the first ever in my 61yrs) At 8pm the same night an emergency doctor arrived at my home to tell me I should be in hospital - I declined his offer! and agreed to see GP in the morning. my tsh was 63.2 and t4 was 2.8 Given a starting dose of 50mcg Levo but side effects were terrible.I battled on for a couple of months trying different manufacturers to discount the binders but with no improvement. I asked about Armour my lovely GP said he would back me but I must see a consultant first. To avoid a 6 month wait I paid to see him privately - what a waste of an afternoon. He told me I wouldn't be getting Armour from him as he didn't know how to prescribe it, but informed me that a lot of his patients bought it on the internet and were doing well on it - I paid £200 for that bit of useless info. He did agree that I was allergic to Levo. His prescription: (plan A) was 5 mcg per day childrens levo solution for a month, but said he didn't expect it to make any difference, (plan B) t3 only. My GP says he can't prescribe it and the hospital says they can't get hold of it. Although thanks to scorp1o I now know where it can be purchased.
As I had been without any official meds for several months I bought some bovine raw thyroid to see if that would help, I no longer have brain fog but all other symptoms remain.
My latest blood test results (17th August) were tsh 51.2 and t4 2.8 Decided to take the bull by the horns and tomorrow I will take delivery of Nature-throid and am hoping my life will slowly start to return to normal. My question: is swaying around/ loss of balance (but not feeling dizzy) a normal side effect with hypo, I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere, am hoping I just missed it.