Hello good people.
Been a while since I posted. Just thought I’d share and see if anyone else has had anything like this…
Been on Elthroxin for about a year now due to low levels showing in blood tests. Started off on 25mg.
This was increased to 50mg around August, again after test results. Had routine bloods done last month, having told GP I was falling asleep in the chair and just generally very tired. Normally I’m an insomniac. Was this B12?, MS or Thyroid? Hair thining, incredibly flaking dry skin (put it down to my 10 days abroad October), feeling very, very low and tearful and very angry and irritable. Not nice to live with.
GP phoned me after results telling me TSH levels were “fairly high” and said to double the dose immediately., now on 100mg and get another blood test in January.
Saw my Neuro routine out patient appointment last week. I showed her a copy of my results and she was aghast. My normal level is 5…my last level showed 65.69. She told me to have another blood test with GP, when I go back for my Pneumonia jab on Wednesday. She said it would take about 2 weeks to kick in. Now, I’m into the third week and can honestly say I don’t feel any better/different. Absolutely NO appetite and snoring my head off at every opportunity. I’m just curious if anyone else has had this, and what is there to be done if the meds aren’t working???