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Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism
(I was born without a thyroid gland)
I am 19 years old and I’ve been on thyroid hormone replacement since I was 13 days old. Back in April my Endocrinologist changed my dosage from .137 mcg to .100 and he kept me on that dose for 6 months. I have been having a whirlwind of symptoms.
- I have lost 29 lbs since April and I am still losing weight. (138- 109)
- I have NO appetite and if I do get one it’s not til late at night.
- I’ve had terrible mood swings and irritability.
- Fatigue & Insomnia... some days I could sleep 12+ hours and other days I can’t fall asleep at all.
- Hot flashes
- Hand shakes
- Achey legs
My doctor has recently lowered my dose to .88 mcg and I still feel no relief. I want to know the dangers of being overmedicated this long? Could the medicine just not be working anymore? Are there any other medicines I could take for this condition? What are the life long risks of taking Levothyroxine?
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