So six weeks ago I went to my GP as I had this horrible body ache and sore tendons. She surprised me by looking at my private blood test, and ordered her own T3 test which came out just below range I think it was 3.6) she immediately increased my T4 dose from 112 mcg a day to 150 mcg and asked for me to have a blood test (again T3) in six week times, which I will be doing Monday.
So the first week of taking the higher dose I felt absolutely nothing, then I had a day or so where I did feel a couple of palpitations, then I had a week of feeling absolutely amazing! ( I posted here about feeling giggly!). So much so that I would suddenly wake up in the morning, jump out of bed and pack so much in to my days! I even looked different, over night I suddenly seemed to have lost all water retention (that I wasn’t even aware of) and for the first time in years I could see my cheek bones, bone structure and tendons in my neck! (I don’t have optimal kidneys). Even my husband looked bewildered for that week and could not believe the difference in me.
However, it was sadly short lived. The amazing feeling went and the water retention came back. I definitely feel better than I did, ie the really bad body ache has gone) but I’m beginning to ache and feel only slightly better than before.
I am due to see my GP next week after my test results are back. I feel I should tell her what happened but I have a fear that I will be seen as a neurotic with pyschosomatic symptoms. As this is how I was seen once before with an old GP who refused to entertain the idea that I had a thyroid problem and sent me down a 9 year ME /hell journey!
So is this a normal reaction? If not can it happen? Is there any research I can use to back up? I feel I have found an angel in my new GP, so I don’t want to get it wrong after the nightmare I have had with the other one (he is still there and owns the practice...)