Hello i have been trying to put something together to explain my story.
I have got a mum and sister hypothryroid Hashimotos. Before all this i used to dance and be very active . i was a fit confident happy person.
I am spanish. After a period of feeling tired,cold and low , my muscles started to not work properly , i started to get contractures in my back until the point i could not get up of bed.
after going to doctors here i went back to spain i was diagnosed with depression. 30mg of citalopram and 1mg of lorazepand. i did help a lot with all the sympthoms and i came back to england to work.
when i gave up the medication i started to feel tired again and back pain and my doctor prescrbed my valium for 3 months with trought me and my sister had to come and get me becuase i was in a very horrible state. Gave up the valium and i was put on same medication but insisted to my family that i was suspenting something to do with the thryroid. They all say my text were normal but after a while i has antibodies and i was diagnosed of thryroditis by a doctor in valencia that operates like dr skinner. I was put 25mg of thyroxine anf i started to noticed improvement in my temperature and constipation.
Here i went to see dr skinner a 6 months ago and he took me off antidepressants and he was increasing the thryoxine til 125mgc. I got terrible headaches and i dropped it down to 75 and feel awful for a a while really down. I have giving up the antidepressants a few months ago and apparently i am out of whiotdrawal but i fell torn:
1- i feel better with antidepressant than whithout them but iam trying not to go back to them so i can discovered what the problem is.
2- In Spain i had test for everything. Gluten allergies autoinmune diseases , infections, iron complete, vitamein d , b12 everything is fine. I never had a cortisol test but i had everyhting.
3- I am in 100 at the moment and i feel just in second gear i have back pain, my temperature is really low as i am sensitive to cold i am anxious , low and constipatated.
4- When i was ill i lost weight and i have notice that i have put 3 dress sizes since i have been increasing thryroxine. the antidepressants made me eat more but my appetite back to normal and i dont recognize my body. i retain a liquids and i am peeing a lot i get up several times during the night.
5-I dont know what to do next i have tried to contact dr but no answer and send him email. my questions are as follow.
1-Can i be overmedicated and cold?
2-can i use a ear thermometor to do the basal test and can someone give me when i have to test my temperature at what times and what are the ranges.
3- if i am not converting what are the test that i need. I have test everytime i had a icreased in my thryroxine for the last 6 months.
4-if you have adrenal fatigue what do you need to test?
i am going to keep with 100 for now onley been on it for a week and will see but i need to know what my options are . i thought i could go back to my life but it is on hold at the moment