Hello there. I'm new to all this, but I find myself already in need of advice. I was going to ask advice about my test results, as I am one of those with border-line results, but with pretty bad symptoms.... I have a more urgent question. I took my first dose of 25mcg last night, about 7pm on an empty stomach. But about 4/5 hours later I started with a tight chest.... but not palpitations as is the common side-effect. It woke me up through the night, and I slept sat up for a while. I'm sure it was worse due to me freaking out!
Tight chest symptoms are not new to me, as I have a mild heart problem (the rhythm is fine - but my heart just runs fast) I am on Ivabradine, which has settled my heart symptoms down a lot since changing from beta-blockers a couple of years ago. I also do get costochondritis occasionally - so, the tight chest could be down to either of these things. I am getting advice from a private GP, who I am trying to get hold of today to ask what to do.
Did anybody have this tight chest symptom when starting on Levo? If I can't get hold of my doctor, I was thinking of taking half a tablet earlier in the day?? I realise my case is complicated by other conditions, but just wondered what other people's experiences were starting out on levo? Thanking you!!! :O)