About 18 months ago my consultant reduced my thyroxine from 200mg a day to 150. This was due he said to my age, I am now 48, and concerns about how a high dose could impact on me during menopause. I had a total thyroid removal over 10 years ago following the discovery of a follicular carcinoma in one side. Following that I was on 200per day and have never had any problems, until the last 18months or so.
Due to my age I had started to put new symptoms and issues down to peri-menopause. But following an incident the other day I am seriously concerned that I have something like early onset diementia or MS. Sounds dramatic I know, but following full blood and thyroid level check at GP all is normal, apart from a low vitamin D (17) and low calcium.
Symptoms are as follows:
Extreme fatigue, sometime out of nowhere, to the point I have to sleep in the afternoon
Brain fog, sometimes I just cannot function, get the words out, concentrate or deal with even minor everyday 'stress'
Appalling memory, complete blanks at times
Feeling really low, perhaps even anxious
Low grade, frontal lobe, dull pressure headaches (once for ten consecutive days)
Spacey feeling, not sure how to describe it, just kind of not there
difficulty focusing /concentratingwhen driving
No idea if this is linked, but for a few weeks now on my left side it feels like I have trapped a nerve from my neck, into my arm and buttock, right down into my foot. I get numbers in buttock and tingling into my little finger and an aching/weakness in my thumb, and some mild numbness in foot.
Then the other day I went into Harrods for the first time ever, and I have no idea what happened, but I almost instantly felt nauseous, dizzy and disorientated. That feeling stayed with me for four days. Felt sea sick, couldn't even scroll on phone or iPad , or even look at a scrolling menu on TV. Being a passenger in car almost made me feel motion sick - and that never happens to me. Also had a pressure headache throughout,
I also thought I had a mild panic attack the other week whilst in a shopping centre . My heart started beating fast for no reason, which made me breathless, so I tried to take some deep breaths, but that made me lightheaded and my legs went to jelly.
I don't know what to make of all this, if I'm losing my mind, if this is something sinister, or if it is simply that my thyroxine dose is too low
Any thoughts or reassurance gratefully received