Am I now officially crazy

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Hello,

I have been to the E.R. 4x this week. So everybody thinks I'am crazy. The doctor keep saying it's anxiety what you are experiencing relating to your hypothyroid. So today I went to another hospital and they did MRI..EKG..chest Xray drew some blood. I was having pain in my chest and it would fill heavy when I walk also numbness in left fingers and foot. The results came back fine with thyroid levels T4 1.2 TSH 5.84. T3 2.5 the other hospital recommended 25mg synthroid but I took 50 today I really think I should be taking a higher dosage but I have doctor appt today so we will see what she has to say about all this. Do anybody else thinks this too low as well.

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    If you take too much, too quickly, it will give you those type of side effect. The pericardium (lining of the heart) is very sensitive to synthroid medication. If you go hyperthyroid, even for a short time, it can give you heart palpitations and feelings that you are having a heart attack!!!  Be sure to talk with your MD about your dosage changes. 

    I have experienced similar things when I had 2 meds interact. Not fun!!!!

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    Hi

    I'm in the UK and in comparison to our ranges the t4 and t3 levels seem low and the Tsh seems high

    Suggestion you need a higher dose. Did they give you the ranges for the results?

    Being undermedicated can make you feel anxious and depressed and can also cause palpitations (as can taking too much medication)

    Speak to your doctor but sounds like your dose is too low

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      I have to agree with with your doctor about the anxiety being a symptom of hypothyroid.  I have anxiety all the time, but when my TSH gets too high such as yours.... I have severe anxiety that makes me not even leave my house.  He was right on starting you on 25mcg, as that is the typical starting dose.  But I am a little concerned about you taking extra medicine.  It is a slow process and it takes a while for the meds to build up in your system.  It can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to start feeling better.  For myself.. it took about 10 weeks.  Also, I believe our bodies need a level consistant dose of the thyroid meds everyday.  Not all over the place.  Also, like someone else already mentioned, the thyroid med is very sensitive to our bodies.  You will get symptoms such as anxiety, jitteryness, sweatiness, hear palpataions..ect, if you go up too fast.  My doctor raised my dose every 6 weeks.  Like I said this a very slow process.  But you will get there.  If you take the wrong dose, more then the 25mcg you were prescribed then your bloodwork will be off and the doctor won't know whether to raise your dose or not.  Thyroid meds have a very long half life and it takes a long time to build that dose up in your body.  Before you dose yourself, I think you should call and see what your doctor thinks you should do, as he needs to know your daily dose and how it is behaving on your thyroid and body.  Please be patient.  I know we all want a fix it now, but it really is unrealist with our thyroids. Best wishes....

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    Newbie your post actually scares me.

    No one should be taking more than the recommended dose without medical advice,

    Did your medical advisor tell you to take 50 instead of 25?

    Even as a newbie I went from 50 to 100 overnight and has spent the last couple of days feeling very odd..... and this was at the advice of my GP.

    I'm still getting used to the numbers but 50 milligram bought my number from 20 point something down to 11 point something, which explains why the dosage has been doubled overnight.

    You are going to give yourself problems if you don't listen to medical advice nobody should ever take more than there specific dose.

    Ultimately I hope you get the help and medical advice you need and by the way you are NOT crazy

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      Hi

      Thanks for the concern I just left my doctor appt and she said 50mcg would be fine for now I took them about 10:30am and didn't eat anything until about 2 pm so the medication could go directly in my system with no food interruptions I actually feel pretty well so far so good and BP was a little high so I have to take 25 mg 2x day. I have appt next month to see my endo.

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    Officially crazy means when yoi go to court and a judge deems you that...

    Im not a dr bit have had my share of medical and worked on Health Information...but sounds like you may have diabetes. Diabetes can be responsible for the pain and mumbness or just regular sciatic nerve pain. The other may be caused by anxiety. I jave panic anxiety attacks that feel like that. Snd guess what...my yhyroid is just fine . they say eat more frits and vegies..drink more water but that foesnt helpcthe anxiety any but taking a session of DBT thetapy may help you with yhose body stimili which helps auutocanxiety reactions.

    Hope yhis helps

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