I know I'm being silly as I was even scared to start 25mg in may but I did. I have anxiety about new medications as I've had 2 very nasty meds reactions in the past.
I had my bloods re tested 7 weeks after starting levo and they showed my tsh had dropped from 9.28 to 6.8 (0.2-4.2) and my t4 had gone from 15.7 (12-22) to 17.4 ish. I asked to stay on 25mg as I thought it was helping as I was feeling a little better.
In the last few weeks I've had fatigue again, energy crashes and felt weak alot. I'm struggling taking care of my family feeling so weak and poorly. I re tested last week and my tsh had gone up to 7.9 and ft4 dropped to 16.5. I spoke to my gp Friday and he said 'oh that's strange it's gone back up'. I'm my head I was thinking no its not!!! He wants me on 50mg. I agreed but now I'm afraid to take them for a couple of reasons.
My gp has never really been helpful and I've felt I've diagnosed myself. For about 7 months be blamed anxiety and depression. I was so ill, having energy crashes even just hoovering my house or over doing things with the kids. I'd crash like cfs and be bed ridden for a day or 2 sometimes a week. Zero energy, weak burning thighs and a general ill weak feeling. My anxiety rocketed so my gp blamed anxiety and depression. I didn't feel depressed just afraid of how ill I felt. He told me my results were fine so I went private and showed my tsh was climbing then he said he would treat at tsh of 10. Now he's always said my ft4 is fine and said if you take levo and t4 is ok you'll get hyperthyroidism symptoms. He said you don't want then as you have anxiety and it will give you a fast heart and panic attacks. Which having anxiety puts me off. Being ill has given me anxiety so I feel bad enough. I don't get the fast heart with my anxiety but I've ended up agoraphobic, social anxiety and just afraid of being so weak and poorly. My gp just suggesto more bloods for different illnesses. He visit me 2 weeks ago and just gave me a blood form for more bloods like lupus, glandular fever, diabetes.... instead of listening that how ill I was feeling again was like how ill I was last year. I hadn't called him out to see me in 8 months. I felt he didn't take me seriously.
So now I'm afraid to start 50mg. Incase I bump that t4 too high and get nasty side effects. And what if he is right and I do have another condition. He has given me thyroxine but still wants bloods doing to rule out other conditions. Further more increasing my anxiety 😣 I've not had them done because right now I can't get out to do the bloods. My anxiety is awful at appointments.
I have taken 25mg today at 7am and couldn't bring myself to take the other 50mg. He told me to take 2 25s until Monday when my new dose will be ready to pick up.
Sorry to post again. Can anyone reassure me please?