I have been on levothyroxine since May last year. 25mg and then I increased to 50mg in early September. I had a TSH of 9.28 when i started them.
Over the last year I have had energy crashes after doing things like a day out, socialising, yoga, a walk, housework.... I'd end up in bed with very weak legs and bad fatigue. My GP said this would improve once on thyroxine and it did slowly. My crashes happened less often and in the last 2 months I could walk my dog for 10 minutes a day, a shop a few nights a week. I still had chronic fatigue daily but the weakness and dizziness was much better once on the 50mg. Then 3 weeks before Christmas I had a huge anxiety setback due to stress of Christmas, knowing I'd have to see my extended family I don't speak to, I'd have to be well for Christmas.... I put myself under a lot of pressure to be well and caused an anxiety setback. During this time I again had weak legs daily and fatigue. The fatigue never left I was still tired daily even thought in November my bloods were good and it showed my TSH was now 2.6. I accepted I had a chronic fatigue due to my thyroid but since the anxiety setback my weakness and fatigue was almost daily again. The anxiety seems to be passing now, I walked my dog alone last week and yesterday I did a shop and duck pond with hubby and the children, we were only out an hour and after my shower I felt my weak legs hit again and fatigue. I woke today feeling the same and all day I have hated walking around the house due to how weak i feel in my legs and woozy. It's caused me a lot of anxiety. It's very much like a crash, but the weak legs are what I've been having the last few weeks again.
I asked my friend to read the side effects of levo as having anxiety I can't read things like that lol I've had a red face since on levo and wanted to know if it was listed. My friend read drugs.com I think it was and she said that there were a fair few side effects that matched how I was feeling. I have felt a lot of unreality attacks, high anxiety, very weak legs, fatigue, red face... I asked if they were in the common or rare category and she said they were all in the major but rare list and to contact a doctor immediately. Now I am really anxious and concerned. She said it said the list of see the GP immediately included skin redness and extreme fatigue and minor list said muscle weakness. Do I need to see my GP asap? I have had energy crashes before levo, it's just in the last few weeks the weak legs have returned which coincided with a bad anxiety setback at Christmas. I had 2 days off from having weak legs this weekend then wham after an hour out with my family they returned and this horrible fatigue, I've had to rest all day. I get very anxious when the weak legs return. My GP ran a lot of bloods in November and one was for muscles and it was fine, so he put the weakness down to anxiety and the fatigue. It lessened as my fatigue and anxiety did but now it's daily again and hits for no reason but today it's severe after some yoga and a trip to a shop and duck pond. It's a horrible weakness where my legs feel bouncy and so weak I feel anxious walking. I feel woozy and fatigued in my head too. It causes anxiety so I find resting better, and I am fine sitting.
Should I be running to the GP? Any advice appreciated.