My 1st post here and I'm so glad to have found a community that can hopefully help me understand what's going on.
To keep it as short as possible, I was diagnosed with an under-active thyroid 2 years ago. I am 34 years old and have a 5 and 3 year old. My GP suggested that pregnancy may have triggered it. Anyway, I started on 50mg Levothyroxine, but still felt completely shattered all the time, so it was increased to 75mg. I still feel awful CONSTANTLY and it's now getting to the point where I am irritable, tearful, have headaches daily, am suffering with stress and anxiety and pretty much always feel like going to sleep.
I've had bouts of insomnia throughout the course of taking Levothyroxine, but only when I took it at night. Now I take it in the morning I sleep fairly well but no amount of sleep seems to help with the fatigue. Sometimes while driving I have to pull over as my eyes feel so incredibly heavy that I worry about my safety.
I have very little faith in the GPs I've seen as all they say is that it must be down to my busy lifestyle (working Mom, 2 young kids etc) but plenty of other women are in the same position and don't feel like this surely!?
Does it sound like I maybe need my dosage increasing?
Thanks in advance for any comments x