Have had an underactive thyroid for 12/13 years now. at first I was put on levothyroxine 25 mg and was ok , the doctor put it up to 50mg and I started to feel quite ill at times and had dreadful panic attacks every day.
I stopped them myself because I was ill all the time. my blood tests were normal or just slightly under after that for about five years. I gave up smoking and the doctor told me I was 48 under. I had no idead what that meant but he said my thyroid had stopped functioning.
I told him I had reacted badly to thr e thyroxine so he gave me a different one on a low 25mg dose. iwas ok for a month then my throat kept swelling and I went back to doctor. This began a long succsession of trying different thyroid medications.
The GP said he would not send me to an endocrinologist as they would only prescribe thyroxine.
I use to leave my visits to the doctor and put up with all the bad symptoms. Nothing was working.
Recently I went to the doctor and he said the blood test reading was 13.5 whatever that is. I did feel bad tho and he put me on a 20mg dose of liothyronine. Was ok for a week and my throat started again and now my bladder feels irritable all the time. I started to itch badly all over and only sleep 4/5 hours a night. Cant stop the tablets cos the doc said I could go into a coma. I feel awful. What on earth can I do now?