I'm 41, TPO negative, been on NDT / NDT+T4 for 17 years. Used to be a Skinner patient. Now i do it myself.
I swapped from 2.125gr + 25mcg T4 in early November to 1.5gr+ 50mcg T4. It was mathematically neater and rounder and easier to deal with, and I hoped to get the T4 on the NHS eventually.
I've apparently spent the last few months overdoing it on 1.5grains + 50mcg T4. I was also taking 10,000iu of Vit D every OTHER day as a supp since December. I have had a rash on my face since Christmas and couldnt figure it out.
Suddenly on 19 March i had gone to the walkin to get something for the rash on my face and they gave me tetracycline - and I had foamy pee which scared me to death. I quit the vit D on the spot.
I did assume i was a bit undermedicated because I was so cold and my bladder/kidneys were twanging and I was going to the loo so often, so i bumped up to 1.75gr + 50mcg T4, and I thought i'd injured kidneys with the vitamin D since the ends of my fingernails had new red tips on them (Terry's nails????), and my anxiety has been so bad since the last week in march......
Turns out I have had a UTI potentially for a while and I'm on cephalexin now. Diagnosed on Saturday at the walk-in, given the right med yesterday. My blood pressure was quite high (for me) 144/90 at the walk-in, my heart banging, my head hurting, and peeing off so much of my body weight that even my stomach skin was dehydrated.
I skipped PM thyroid meds Saturday, took nothing Sunday and don't know how to proceed from here. I'm looking for any advice. The anxiety and insomnia are wrecking me, i've been up trembling since 2am.
Obviously no vitamin d ever again, but what about thyroid? What have I done?
Times like this I miss Dr Skinner so very much.