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So I haven't been feeling well so I had my doctor run some tests and my tsh levels are raised. I then called my endocrinologist who said my body is very sensitive to the littlest change in my thyroid hormones because from my last tests to these tests my free t4 only changed by 1/10. He is now prescribing me levothyroxine. I'm suppose to start tomorrow on a very small dose. He wants to see me in 3 months and he said this may be something that I have to monitor for the rest of my life if my body's going to be so sensitive to tiny hormones changes. Any advise for the hypo phase. Today marks one year to the date that I was in the emergency room fighting for my life because I was having a thyroid storm. I was hoping to be better by now but I'm not this is such a long process to recover. I'm still on a very small amount of atenolol for my heart rate. I go see a cardiologist for that on the 3 rd. I could really use some words of encouragement for this whole mess. I have a severe case of phobia when it comes to taking meds especially ones I haven't take. Is levothyroxine a relatively safe drug? My doctor said it is because it's a hormone my body makes naturally but I'm still having fears about taking them.
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