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So dizzy and sick

MKitty
MKitty

Hi all, hoping some of you knowledgeable folks can tell me what this is. Been feeling pretty lousy for months now. Yesterday on the way home I started to feel very hot and sweating, than everything started to spin really bad, luckily hubby was driving and not far from home, i couldnt walk without holding on to something, then really sick and had to rush to toilet. I have had this before. Still feeling rotten this morning and such a headache and want to sleep which is not me. I started the addition of T3 this week, but given this has happened before I don't think thats the cause. Its a real scary feeling.

I am Hypo and B12 deficient

thank you

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SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator

See from previous posts you have Hashimoto's

What were TSH, FT4 and FT3 before starting on Liothyronine and how much are you taking

What are your vitamin D, folate and ferritin levels?

We need these are optimal levels for T3, even more so than on just Levo

How often do you have B12 injections and have you had test since started on them

Have you started on very small dose of T3 first. Typically advise is to start on 5mcg on waking. If all goes ok add another 5mcg pm and retest full Thyroid levels after 6-8 weeks before considering adding any more

All thyroid tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and fasting. When on Levothyroxine, don't take in the 24 hours prior to test, and if on T3 don't take in 12 hours prior to test, delay and take straight after. This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip, GP will be unaware)

Are you on strictly gluten free diet, or tried it?

Many of us with Hashimoto's find it helps or is essential

Ideally ask GP for coeliac blood test first

amymyersmd.com/2017/02/3-im...

chriskresser.com/the-gluten...

thyroidpharmacist.com/artic...

scdlifestyle.com/2014/08/th...

drknews.com/changing-your-d...

thyroidpharmacist.com/artic...

MKitty
MKitty
in reply to SlowDragon

Thank you SlowDragon, Private Doctor prescribed 5mcg twice a day, levo reduced from 100 to 75mg and check bloods in 6 wks. My last bloods were in May, and showed I was deficient in vit D, so taking daily high dose supplement. My B12 injections are every 2 months and its only 2 wks since the last one.

My folate and ferritin were not checked last time. Previous results were ok.

I feel a bit better today just a bit washed out. I am beginning to think it might be Vertigo. But when I mentioned that to GP about a year ago, she said that has nothing to do with my Thyriod or B12.

I will try to get an appointment with GP this week as pins and needles are getting worse and my tongue is numb on one side. But no doubt it will be because I am "depressed". Don't see private doctors until end of August. Oh happy days

thanks again.

SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator
in reply to MKitty

When on high dose vitamin D, it can also increase our need for B vitamins. Can cause peripheral neuropathy. Suggest you may benefit from daily good quality vitamin B complex. One with folate in. Eg Igennus Super B complex or Jarrow B right

You might also need daily sublingual B12 lozenge for short while as well to help with pins and needles

drgominak.com/sleep/vitamin...

If you are taking vitamin B complex, or any supplements containing biotin, remember to stop these 3-5 days before any blood tests, as biotin can falsely affect test results

endo.confex.com/endo/2016en...

endocrinenews.endocrine.org...

Pins and needles is typically low B vitamins. Peripheral neuropathy can also cause dizziness

Once you Improve vitamin D level, very likely you will need on going maintenance dose to keep it there. Retesting twice yearly via vitamindtest.org.uk

Aiming to keep level up around 100nmol

Also read up on importance of magnesium and vitamin K2 Mk7 supplements when taking vitamin D

betterbones.com/bone-nutrit...

articles.mercola.com/sites/...

healthy-holistic-living.com...

articles.mercola.com/sites/...

betterbones.com/bone-nutrit...

easy-immune-health.com/magn...

MKitty
MKitty
in reply to SlowDragon

thank you so much. I will get reading those articles. It is so good to know that a person is not on their own with all this. And just great that we are free to seek advice from those much more knowledgeable ourselves. thank you

SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator
in reply to MKitty

I had peripheral neuropathy after starting high dose vitamin D. More info on my profile

Hi MKitty, I had episodes just as you described until I went gluten-free. It’s worth trying if you aren’t already on a strictly gluten free diet.

MKitty
MKitty
in reply to Tristy

Thanks Tristy.

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