Originally hyper (Graves), then radio iodine treatment, followed by hypo for nearly a year, on 25, 75, and now 100mcg levo (3 mths). My last blood test was 6 wks ago and showed withing 'normal' range, and I was very close to the ranges considered on this site to be euthyroid. Clinically I felt at my best over Christmas. During the last week my symptoms seem to be hyper or are they? I'm shaky, agitated, itchy, pulse sound in head, tinnitus and light headed - felt like this when hyper.
I've been signed off from specialist in hospital, and referred back to my GP. My GP is on holiday for this week and I'm not confident with any other GP in the surgery. My question is I'm considering self medicating ie. reducing my dosage - alternating between 75 and 100 mcg, so one day 75, next 100mcg. It's the only way I can think of reducing by 12.5mcg (can't split the tablet any other way).
I need to mention that my test 6 wks ago showed higher blood pressure, which my GP has been monitoring over the last 2 mths - it was quite high last thur and I had to have a blood test (awaiting results). This is the first time in my life I've had high BP and I'm wondering if it is levo related.
If things don't settle soon I'm thinking of going private....
Your comments and experience would be appreciated.