This is my first blog ever!!!
Two years ago (aged 54) I had a total hysterectomy including ovaries. During all the tests I had, it was discovered I had mild Hashimotos (TSH 4) and was started on 100 mg thyroxine. The first year was OK but as I had no previous symptoms of hypothyroidism, I wasn't surprised. I have always been energetic and had none of the symptoms I read about. I then started to develop feelings of anxiety, even panic attacks and started having hot flashes. I have always been a very calm person with no history of any mental health issues and at night I would get palpitations of the heart. I checked out my heart and all was OK.
Recently I went to see a new endocronologist and she checked all of my records. She didn't think I should have started thyroxine and she said my side effects were not uncommon. I had reduced my thyroxine to 50 mgs and now have stopped completely (1 week ago). Still getting some periods of anxiety and really I have been on a roller coaster since starting thyroxine.
Has anyone else had similar experiences???