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I'm writing this in a desperate way, and any advice could honestly make me feel less alone with this horrible situation .
I'll try not to ramble too much.
Basically I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and for the past year my struggle has been with levothyroxine.
They started me off on 25mg a day and this caused me to have major episodes of palpitations with an accelerated heart rate.
So they lowered my dosage to 12.5mg a day and the palpitations stopped but I have other side effects that are ruining my life.
It might sound dramatic, but it has made me feel so jittery, nervous and anxious that the past week I've just come home crying every day with bouts of panic attack.
I suffer from anxiety, and get awful physical symptoms such as tingling and numbness on my face (this has been classed as anxiety, clear MRI, etc) and only appears when I feel really anxious.
Since taking the levo regularly, these symptoms have come back full force and I'm finding it unbearable. I also get prickly heat feeling in my head and body, feeling very warm.
I am completely on my last legs with this medication and I just don't know what to do. My DR doesn't seem to know much about hypothyroidism, and living in Scotland in the Highlands there aren't really many specialists I can find.
I'm considering stopping taking the levo because I'm actually starting to have no quality of life with these side effects.
I don't know of any alternatives? Or if the side effects will disappear once I get used to the levothyroxine?
Please, please, please any advice or help I would be super appreciative.
I really feel I can't go on like this.
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