I hope you are all well!!
I was diagnosed with having a slight blip with my Thyroid back in August last year... I was told to start 25mg of Thyroxine, I was told by my doctor that I was not deficient and lacking in Iron/B12 but the thyroxine would just be the right thing to give me that little boost due to having no energy... As one of my symptoms is feeling completely exhausted, no energy to do anything, losing my hair, bags under my eyes the size of suitcases, just feel like I am losing myself!
The doctors would not do any deficiency tests, I recently had my three month blood test and they said my thyroid has got worse slightly down what ever that means as my doctors really do not come across they care to much in and out kind of thing.
It was 12.5 and now 9 (Does this mean the thyroxine has made my thyroid worse rather then improved it?) I called up the doctors surgery to see if my bloods where in, doctor who checked the bloods said its all good no change all normal then I get a call from another doctor to tell me that its gone down and I should try a dose of 50 rather then 25mg.
You see i am only 7stone10, I am quite conscious about gaining weight due to most women on my mums side sadly struggling with diabetes and struggling with weight issues, so I was so scared about taking thyroxine initially.
I am conscious about what I am putting in my body, but if its going to make me feel better I am so down for it... Sadly since taking the dose of 50mg, i have been getting headaches, terrible anxiety and I am now battling insomnia like never before.
I am so tired and exhausted yet cant sleep, I feel like when my head is on the pillow I just feel like I am laying on a rock and my pillow is as soft as a teddy bear I overheat, never can regulate my body temperature one minute warm then cold then warm then cold!
I feel so drained, the doctors said they did not want to put my on a dose higher then 50 as I am so small... Thing is I do not want to be popping hedex every day for pain relief.
I am not 29 not 90!! But of late i have been reading about self medicating, I have been reading about armour thyroid and was wondering your take on it and vitamins?
I was reading a post from a lady who had years of hell with thyroxine year, she paid to see a specialist and informed her to change her diet and take Selenium and Sea Kelp.
She no longer takes Thyroxine... She said she has not needed it since using the above vitamins.
I am half tempted to stop taking the thyroxine, it is not making me feel better its making me feel so poorly and worse!!
Please can anyone offer me advice, can I self medicate with vitamins? I miss having my hair, I miss being able to sleep like a normal person, I miss feeling like I used to!! Happy!
Sorry for such a long post but I am seriously losing the will!
I do not want to feel like this anymore, I cant stop crying!!