Any input or your thoughts/opinion on this would be so appreciated and if you have had Graves - did you experience this and if so what worked for you?
I have felt extremely lethargic and had hypo type symptoms for 16 months - totally unlike me - I am very active and on the go ( hyper diagnosis initially 2003 - Graves and OK until end of 2011) I'm sleeping all the time and not fresh on waking so given anti-depressants on top of Levo to help sort. One GP said I was now Hypo.
Now being told by a different doctor that anti-depressants are causing my problems and come off them quickly and get a job.
I neglect alot of things as not interested and lack motivation (I had these symptoms and sleeping all the time BEFORE I was put on anti-depressants! and I am not really functioning as a human being)
I had an expectation that (anti-depressants) should ideally make a positive difference but this is not the case so maybe coming off isn't a bad idea but I still have the health problem/symptoms.
Nothing has changed and doc will not refer to an endocrinologist as blood tests OK. I also have watering eyes all the time - terrible. Weight gain and huge sensitivity to heat and lighting. No interest in anything and normally I am completely work-oriented and extremely positive. Fed-up as at a loss as to what might be wrong with me and stuck - health problem isn't shifting and I'm not able to get endocrinologist referral / their professional opinion. Its sleeping all the time that worries me - they tell me I haven't got any of the fatigue illnesses ME etc but no tests done on anything other than thyroid. They didn't text for Vit D.
150 mcg Levo and 60 mg Duloxetine (DAILY)
Latest blood test results
T3 - not done
TSH - 0.34 miu/L (0.2-4.0)
T4 - 18.6 pmol/L (10.0 - 20.0)
B12 - 424 ng/L (211.0 - 911.0)
serum ferritin level 15ug/L (10.0 - 322.0)
serum folate level 4.3 ug/L (5.4-34.0) (PRESCRIBED FOLIC ACID 400mcg/day)
NOTE - I had radioactive iodine treatment - killed all my thyroid years ago.
Thanks for reading.