Hi there, I wrote a post last week to say hello, that Ive been put on levothyroxine, I go between underactive and subclinical hypothyroid.
Started on 25 mcg levothyroxine yesterday. Just had 2nd pill a few hours ago. Feel terrible. I got quite severe head and eye rushes. Then my tummy started this burning feeling, and I felt empty like I hadnt eaten for days, I then started feeling really nauseous such that I actually thought I was going to throw up. Ive also got a feeling like carpel tunnel in my left hand.
The last time i had stomach feelings like that was when I had antibiotics, I couldnt tolerate them and ended up collapsing and in hospital. They found I have Gilberts Syndrome which means I cant metabolise certain drugs like penicillin and some cancer treatments.
Because I have to take migraine meds in the morning, I have taken the levothyroxine at night, 2 hours after dinner I eat a small bowl of porridge for supper about 1.5 hours after the pills.
Will these side effects get worse? I simply cant go to work like this. I have to drive - on a motorway - and its all performance targets at work, I also have to work a straight through 6 hour shift. I also dont want to put the possibility of me collapsing or getting really sick on my employers shoulders, that isnt fair.