Hi everyone, I have signed up as I have some frustrations I would like to share?
I am 30 years old, female, and I was diagnosed with under active thyroid in Jan 2014, my face was starting to swell and I almost went into a coma. So when diagnosed I was put on 100mcg levothyroxine and for a short time I felt ok.
Over the years my levels went up and down, by August 2017 I was on 175mcg and I started to feel unsettled so I went for a blood test. My Free T4 levels then spiked so the doctor wanted to reduce me to 150mg but I wanted to stay on 175mcg for a bit longer since I didn't feel fully better. On return to the doctors 2 months later, my Free T4 went even higher so in November 2017 they reduced me to 150mcg/175mcg alternate days.
I have lost my self esteem, gained weight, feel cold all the time, periods I dread since they make me feel so tired. I have acne, mood swings, tiredness, almost no immunity whatsoever. Have also had "meltdowns" at work where I am under so much stress I get upset and also have a hard time recovering from upsets such as this and I am finding myself having to go off 1 or 2 times a day to have a good cry!
Feel like I am going mad! GP says TSH raised, Free T4 normal, Free T3 only just normal.
Advice welcome. Thankyou