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I am 54 years old, I was diagnosed 5 years ago with underactive Thyroid, & have been px 50MCG of Levothyroxine supplied by manufacturer Actavis. Earlier this year I was feeling unwell & suspected my Thyroid was out of balance, a test showed this was the case & I was advised to take a further 25MCG of Thyroxine, which I noted was a different manufacturer Wockhardt. I have been unwell, gradually getting worse, feeling exhausted, stiffness all over my body, worse in neck & back, muscular cramps in my back, especially in bed, feeling bloated all of the time, swollen stomach, craving for carbs, & really struggling with my weight, my mood plummeted, feeling anxious, & unable to retain information. I made appt with my GP, as I felt my physical condition is affecting my mood, though I am not a regular attender, I was left to feel I had wasted her time, she told me tests suggested my Thyroid levels were back to normal, whatever that is!, & she suggested that my aches & pains were normal & what you should expect when you reach 50!!, & that it was my mood affecting my physical condition. she suggested I lose weight & take up Pilates, I dont disagree with her advise, but felt totally dismissed. I have reduced my dose back to 50MCG, as worried about side effect the higher dose was having & the effect it is having on my job. I have read about NDT (natural desicated Thyroid), & am considering trying this, as now feel totally let down by GP.
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