As we all seem to be, I am on what I suspect will be a long journey to feel better again. Currently diagnosed as underactive thyroid and have felt rubbish for 12 months, particularly with anxiety.
After an endo visit, various blood tests, a GP change and much crying...... I am due to go on a second endo visit in 3 weeks. In the meantime I am trying to understand if I am actually Hypothyroid or if I am entering perimenopause and its being mistaken.
Currently on 50mcg of Levo, having tried 100 and 75 - none of which made me feel better but much worse - culminating in panic attacks whilst on 75mcg.
I recently had my female hormones tested and my progesterone level came back as 1.8 (range 13-76). My Doctor checked where I was in my cycle and as it had only been a few days since my last cycle said it was probably normal.
Not been tested since (which I think it needs to be), so I am trying to find out that if I took it upon myself to purchase some natural progesterone cream, is it OK to take with Levo or could I do some harm?
Just lately I feel so rubbish that Im willing to try anything just so I can feel normal again and I suspect that my female hormones have a lot to answer for - its like im getting month long PMS and can't get a break!
Also getting a lot of numbness in my hands and arms lately with trouble breathing - just come on in the last 2 days and can't understand it.
Recently started a womens vitamin supplement and some Iron to try and get my ferritin level up as this was tested as 13 (range 10-210).
Any help anyone could give would be appreciated as I feel Im going mad, its affecting me at work and I just dont want to feel like this anymore.
Thanks a lot