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    Sad New member with Underactive thyroid and TSH of 11 (Advice Please)

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    Newly diagnosed underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) blood results FreeT4 13.8 TSH 11.11 symptoms palpitations, chest pains, high blood pressure, none of the normal symptoms weight gain, hair loss, feeling cold. At first the G.P was reluctant to prescribe me thyroxine as he said it would make my entire symptoms worse, but after numerous visits he eventually prescribed Levothyroxine 25 mcg.

    Started to feel much better after the first hour of taking the first tablet and by day 4 felt like a new women, one week later visited G.P again still feeling great and was told to up the dose to 50mcg which I did, but after taking the 50 mcg started to feel not very well again, hypo, like coiled spring and didnít get much sleep for the next two nights , G.P couldnít understand why I felt so bad and reluctantly reduced the dose back to 25mcg again, but over this last week all the original symptoms have returned and Iím now on beta blockers for the palpations. Has anyone had to the same problems and any advice would be appreciated, because at the moment I seem to be going one step forward and twenty steps back.

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    @janie I'm currenty on 1/2 25mg each morning, and after 24days i started to feel worse, next couple of weeks i didn't take any meds and i started to feel better (i guess tsh went up) so since april 1st i started to take 1/2 25mg again!
    it takes time to see real TSH level for your body, to me normal TSH is around 6!

    check out my post to see details, maybe you'll see what i'm talking about

    My TSH is normal but i have all symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

    hope it helps

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    Hello @janie it can take awhile for the thyroid to stabilise and it can sometimes be affected quite dramatically by seemingly small changes to medications.eg when I first tried a partial block instead of block and replace for my hyperthyroidism, my thyroid suddenly packed in and I went hypo with a swelling goitre all of a sudden haha. Make sure GP is checking your bloods. are you waiting to see an endocrinologist,sounds like you might need a review?

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    for your help it’s much appreciated,your so right about the small changes to medication,I have been back to see G.P this morning and firstly he was going to take me off the thyroxine, (G.P s don’t seem to understand that you feel better on the thyroxine, but you still don’t feel right? everything is black and white with them no in-between, your better or not) then he decide to bring checking my bloods forward by two weeks and depending on results he will send me to see a endocrinologist, fingers crossed they are still out and I get to see a endocrinologist.

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    Hello @janie it can take awhile for the thyroid to stabilise and it can sometimes be affected quite dramatically by seemingly small changes to medications.eg when I first tried a partial block instead of block and replace for my hyperthyroidism, my thyroid suddenly packed in and I went hypo with a swelling goitre all of a sudden haha. Make sure GP is checking your bloods. are you waiting to see an endocrinologist,sounds like you might need a review?

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    That's very good news @janie . Dont expect miracles from Endocrinologist as they are normally extremely busy but always try to see the same specialist who have dealt with you before (After your first meeting). In this way you dont have to repeat your story to every single specialist you meet.

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    ...they are normally extremely busy....
    you got that right, Mike

 

 

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