Hello everyone. It's been a little while since I posted on here or replied to posts. I've been seeing gradual improvements in my health (am hypothyroid and on levo) but am still under medicated and am due to speak to my doctor on Monday to ask for a dose increase. So I've been plodding along in the meantime, doing what I can and stopping when I have to. But this week I've felt awful, like my system has just said "No!" In a big way. On Sunday I had a really long busy day at work including having to be out in the sun in the afternoon, but took short breaks when I could and got through it. Monday I felt quite good in the morning, more average later on, but still quite a productive day. Tuesday, no energy at all. Seemed like a familiar "bad thyroid day", as I think of it - not actually feeling ill, but just not up to doing much. So I cancelled a lot of my work appointments and rested up for much of the day. But then yesterday and today I've felt awful. I'm telling colleagues and clients it's a virus as I don't know how else to explain it to them, and it might be, but it feels to me more like lots of hormones out of whack (very unscientific I know!). I have a splitting headache, long lasting hot flushes that make me feel unwell, occasional dizziness, no energy, weakness, reduced appetite, and generally feel rough and sometimes a bit tearful. People keep saying it's heatstroke - but I'm staying out of the sun, drinking lots, and it still isn't resolving. I'm worried - which is why I'm posting here I guess. Worried because the symptoms are vague and I can't put a name to what's wrong; worried I won't get to go on my holiday on Monday and I need that break so much; worried that this is something worse kicking off eg chronic fatigue and that I won't get better. Sorry, too much worrying going on, I know!! I'm normally quite sensible about not getting anxious about health. But this is a strange sort of not well.
I'm on 75 levo and hoping to increase to 100, and I take Adrenavive II which I have found helpful. Might this all be just thyroid and adrenals struggling with sustained heat and a busy few days? Do I just rest and wait and see? Is there anything else I can do to help myself?
Sorry, a long post and I think I'm just reaching out for some support and reassurance really. Am on my own and don't want to worry my mum who lives too far away to come and help! ☺️