I am on levothyroxine 75 mgs. Recently increased to 100 mgs. Now I have constantly thumping heartbeat. Sore eyes. Stomach cramps. Headache and nausea. My last test was tsh 0.86 t4 20 no t3. The ranges for Medway are tsh 0.35 to 5.5 t4 9 to 21. Should I go back to 75mgs or give my body a couple of days rest from meds. Doctor not in surgery today. Just locums all week.
Advice needed: I am on levothyroxine 75 mgs... - Thyroid UK
Any change in brand of Levo?
If not then maybe 25mcg extra was too much in one go, perhaps go back to 75mcg for a few days then when things have settled down add in just 12.5mcg and see how that goes.
My last test was tsh 0.86 t4 20 no t3. The ranges for Medway are tsh 0.35 to 5.5 t4 9 to 21
Are these the results on 75mcg? If so they don't show a need to increase as FT4 is at the top of the range. You would need to see FT3 to see if you are converting well enough.
My Sympathy to you . Your having the exact Symptoms that High T-4 can cause . Heat, Headaches, insomnia, anxiety, aches and pain . You seem to have some of the symptoms . Trust your Gut Feelings . If you just had a raise from 75mcg T-4 to 100mcg T-4 and your not feeling well with the raise reduce to the previous level you felt well with . **Symptoms are Cellular Results** and ARE VERY TELLING . It's Great that you took notice of your symptoms .
A lot of this thyroid replacement is an art not a science. A lot of it is how you feel sometimes more than what your numbers are. My Endo and GP always wait 3 months between blood tests for results from medication changes. Typically I find if after a week the physical issues from med changes from a new dose don't clear up, i call in and question the doctor