Hi, I have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have started on 50mg of levothyroxine. Originally went to the docs for anxiety and what I thought were panic attacks and so doctor prescribed anti depressants. Luckily they sent me to have blood tests and results came back that I had a low thyroid.
Serum TSM level 150.00 mU/L
Serum free T4 level 4pmol/L
This is now my 5th week of taking levothyroxine and other than having 1 or 2 days feeling ok as in I can get up take kids to school, hold a conversation and cook a meal the rest of the time I feel so scared and emotional, no energy physically or mentally to deal with every day life. I feel so scared that I am going mad! I think what I am after is reassurance that there is light at the end of the tunnel, positive stories to keep me going and to not feel so alone through all of this. I am trying to be proactive in my recovery and have started supplements of magnesium, zinc, iron b12. I have always had a healthy diet and don’t eat processed food and recently trying to cut out gluten. I am due to have blood tested again in 2 weeks. I can almost cope with the exhaustion aches and pains, loss of hair, feeling the cold etc it’s the brain shutting down and making me extremely anxious and want to retreat from life that I can’t deal with. I so desperately want a little piece of my life back.