I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and prescribed Levothyroxine. I had no idea I had anything wrong with me, I did have night sweats, and thinning of hair, but never thought much of it as I still felt good.
After diagnosis I started on 75mg of Levothyroxine. The night sweats stopped, but gradually I started not feeling right. Occasional nausea, and feeling weird.
After about 2 months on Levothyroxine I experienced my first migraine that has been coming and going for about 4 weeks now. The migraine quickly turned into a weird dream-like sensation. Like nothing was real, my head is foggy, and I hear a constant machine running. My hearing is muffled, and everyone sounds like they are talking through a fan, like when you were a kid and would make yourself sound like a robot. I have a weird sensation at the base of my skull and down my spinal cord. I also have tremors and have no appetite, but have made myself eat 3 meals daily. I feel crazy trying to explain this to everyone: family, Drs, ER dept.
I am unable to do anything that requires me to be in the upright position for more than 10 minutes. As this is when the migraine will reoccur. I haven't worked the past week nor been able to be apart of my regular life, family, kids, husband.
I stopped taking Levothyroxine 4 days ago. Thinking this is the only new thing I've added. My labs are all normal as if yesterday, CT scan of head and sinuses are normal.
I looked up essential oils for hypothyroid and used them the past two nights as well as tea tree oil on cotton balls in my ears. Today I feel slightly better as the machine noise and plugged feeling has almost completely disappeared. I am still feeling weak and migraine came on earlier, tremors and weird sensation at base of skull is still present, now feeling it down the neck to back.
Levothyroxine is the only thing I can think of that could be doing this to me.
I've been waiting patiently for a referral to an endocryonologist , neurologist and an ENT
Anyone else have these symptoms on Levo? and what I should be asking dr to test to help me out? I'm hoping to get it out of my system and feel good again, like before ever knowing I was hypo.