Hi all I started on Levothyroxine sodium exactly 3 weeks ago. Dose of 50ug one day and 25ug next day and I feel and look much worse! I know advice here states it can take up to 6 weeks to feel any effect.
By the way I'm self medicating as though was a long wait to see Endocrinologist and GP wouldn't prescribe until I saw Endo. I had bought some T4 and T3 (Uni-Pharma whilst abroad so using that.
About 3 days after starting I noticed some changes, my rough skin looked and felt smoother, I could go up the stairs without pain in my right knee, the pains in my neck and back decreased, my evening temperature increased a little. My fatigue hadn't improved.
Then after a week and a half things changed - my temperature started to drop back in the morning and in the evening - currently am is 36.2 average and pm is 35.4, I'm freezing cold a lot of the time or occasionally I feel really hot sometimes, especially my face. I have put on almost 4 kilo and my stomach is bloated though haven't changed my eating habits. The pains and aches are worse than ever, my knee now feels painful even when walking on the flat. Constipated which I had got rid of prior to starting the T4. Colleagues and friends have commented that I look tired and indeed I do look dreadful, my eyes look tired, my skin is really dry.
I take my T4 with water when I wake around 3am to go to loo, breakfast is at 8am after which I take the following vitamins
I take Jarrow B vits, B12 5000iu daily, Co Enz Q10 x 75mcg, every second day I take Vit D3 5000iu with MK7. I also take a tablespoon of Organic Flaxseed oil and Coconut oil at this time.
About one hour before I go to bed I take 3mg Melatonin, Magnesium Citrate 800mg - (was taking only 400mg before I became constipated) zinc with copper 200mg and selenium 200mg.
I have an appointment with the Endocrinologist next Tuesday 13th Dec - should I inform her that I have started to self medicate?
Also any idea why I'm feeling worse? My blood results from October 20th 2016 I will try to post. Thanks for any suggestions.
TSH 2.7 (0.27 - 4.2 mIU/L)
FT4 14.39 (12 - 22 pmol/L)
FT3 4.85 (3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L)
T4 92.2 (59 -154 nmol/L)
TGAB 179.7 (0 - 115 IU/ml)
TPOAD 9.2 (0 - 34 IU/ml)
Folate 9.19 (4.6 - 18.7)
Vit D 154.7 (50 - 200 nmol)
B 12 473.5 (191 - 663 pg/ml)
CRP High Sensitivity 1.5 (0 - 5.0 mg/L