I'm having a bit of a nightmare and not sure what to do. So thank you for any suggestions.
I've been on levothyroxine 25mcg between end of Jan and end of March. Then 50mcg between end of March and now. This after about 25 years of hypothyroid symptoms but "normal" levels, so untreated till now. I'm nearly 40 now.
Levo has helped clear some brain fog but since being on the 50mcg particularly my periods have gone nuts late plus mega awful pms bloating and very painful breasts... spots too... or boils rather!
Still exhausted. Anger and anxiety up, even when not pms.
I'm feeling abandoned by my new dr (3rd different surgery in 6 months....)
I've read about the OAT axis and feel I'm causing more imbalance by taking levo!! Which is heartbreaking as I just want to feel better. I'm so sick of being so exhausted I can't live even close to a normal life.
I've read that to repair the ovarian, thyroid adrenal axis, it's best to just heal the adrenals. That thyroid meds increase metabolism that then puts more strain on adrenals if they were already struggling. And pushing the thyroid point on the axis with thyroid meds may upset the ovarian part of the balance if there are issues there (eg increasing oestrogen dominance). Given I still feel awful, and my periods are driving me crazy now, is levo making me worse?
My mum and I are extremely similar in our health. She was diagnosed hypothyroid when she was around 40 and not that long after starting levo (within a few years?) She ended up having a hysterectomy as her ovarian part of the axis worsened significantly it seems..?. So if I continue on levo could I end up in this direction? My poor mum has never felt right, never got to the bottom of her/our illness. Perhaps adrenal fatigue is at the root?
Anyone got any suggestions?