I am 56, hypothyroid for 1 year taking 50mcg Levothyroxine reduced from 75mcg as started with panic attacks and fast heart rate. Having spoken to my GP, she said levels were showing normal after blood result-however they were at the top end of the scale. I decided to reduce to 50mcg and immediately the high anxiety went. GP said ok fine stay with that for 6 weeks and re-test.
The re-test showed levels bang in the middle of the scale so all ok. Since then I started with panic attacks often after not eating for a few hours-possibly hypoglycemia attacks-very similar symptoms-shaky/weak/fast heartbeat etc.
I stopped my red clover supplements as I read they can interact negatively with thyroxine. Now I feel light headed/flat (not depressed just lacking in motivation),plus have very low appetite- all quite menopausal really-so to cut to the chase-I've ordered 5 htp serotonin supplement to help with the generalised anxiety and to hopefully elevate mood. As a teacher I have been unable to face a class of demanding teenagers and am looking at a more low key job option-more backstage role. I will update you on how the 5 htp goes but wondered if anybody had a similar tale of woe? I feel that I'm just a supplement or two away from reasonable good health-but wow, what a pain this whole thing is!!