I was called in to my GP's surgery over blood test results this morning, which were all slightly out of the top end of the ranges. I see Dr Skinner, who on my last visit advised I upped my Levo to 200mcg (19th December) The 25mcg raise hasn't done anything for me, and I'm still left with an enlarged tongue, muscle pain, dry skin, fatigue, brain fog, eyeball pain etc etc, and on Sunday when I tried dropping back to 175mcg I got double vision fror the first time since September.
What my GP has done behind my back is to send my results to a local Endo, who said I was way over medicated. I was kinda expecting the over-medication bit. I haven't felt well the whole 1/1/2 years on Levo, and am ready to try something else.
I saw a student doctor first who couldn't even get a dip stick in a urine sample right. She said there was no blood. I was in A&E 2 weeks ago whilst on holiday with kidney pain. (I passed a stone from this kidney 3 years ago) As you may know I have a bladder disease so there is always a bit of blood in my urine, but this is at high levels. So eventually the student doctor said yes I can see it now. The whole appt I was ripped into about cutting back, it went on and on. She said something about depression and having low melatonin levels, so I politely said don't you mean serotonin? Then I got got ripped into again for being confrontational, judgemental, closed minded............................She took my blood pressure it was 177/99 She said that's high! I said I've never seen it that high, ever. Then I went on "what you don't realise is that I have been in constant severe pain now for over a 6 week period, that can put your blood pressure up, I had 3 hours sleep last night because I dread every doctors appt. My first one here was very confrontational, the doctor refused to treat me, take bloods, give me medication because I'm seeing a private doctor!! I said I left here absolutely distraught. Yes maybe I am a little defensive, and I apologise if I came over that way, it wasn't my intention, but I am so sick of feeling like this, and today with sleep deprivation, my mood is a little low. But what I will say is that you need to work on yor ego. The days of patients sitting and taking it all in without asking questions, and not having knowledge of their particular health problem are long since gone, and I'm not going to apologise for being intelligent and for researching all I can in order to help myself"
So the question is the blood pressure is really high because of possible overmedication, or because I was so bloody wound up??