I had RAI treatment for hyperthyroidism ( graves) in April of this year. Then after 2 months I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism with a tsh of 60. I was put on 50mg of Levo for 2 weeks, then I ended up In ambulatory care because I felt so anxious, with bad headache, thirsty, and cold sweats. They moved me to 100mg for 4 weeks, and 150mg onwards. My doctors had no idea what they were doing because I ended up being over treated, and ended up with a tsh of 0.20 and T4 of 35.6. They didn’t even test my levels and just put me on setrenaline for the anxiety and panic. My doctors didn’t take any of my symptoms seriously ( really bad brain fog, no concentration, ocd symptoms, really bad anxiety, depressive symptoms, hair loss and acne plus a lot more!). I went privately to see an endocrinologist and he suggested we stop Levo for 2 weeks as I was being over medicated. My results as of this week are:
TSH: 35.03 (range 0.27- 4.2)
FT4: 7.8 (range 11-26)
FT3: 2.5 (range 3.9/6.8)
It’s now been a week on 50mg of Levo and 3 days on 20mg a day of t3. I take 10 mg in the morning and 10mg in the afternoon. I’ve had all of these symptoms for nearly 3 months and nothing is working. I’m constantly so tired, feel almost tipsy/ drugged from the brain fog ( a sense of unreality) depressed, and just feel so hopeless and scared. I’ve been on the t3 for 3 days and I’ve been more tired and foggy I think. I was really hoping that it could help my brain fog and this sense of unreality because I cannot function properly. I’m scared I will lose my job, I’ve been off for 2 months! I’m looking for advise from you. I don’t know what to do!
Also I tried teva and accord Levo and I’ve stuck to the accord.
So just to recap, since April, my tsh has gone from 60 to 0.20 to 35.06.
I have a b12 deficiency but I’ve had 6 injections last month.