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I posted on here the other day, trying to find some answers! I recently found out I was over medicated! I went on a higher dose and my tsh went from 52 to .14 in 3 weeks! I was on that dose which was 137 for 3 weeks! I've been completely off of levothyroxine for 1 week! Some symptoms are better, like tremors, dry mouth, bad anxiety and over worrying, having frequent bowel movements! But still don't feel well, still having anxiety, and worrying, and insomnia!
My question is has anyone had this happen to them? I do not have a thyroid it was removed 20+ years ago! I saw my endocrinologist today explained everything best I could and I told him my symptoms! He saw my labs from 4/5 and he also mentioned my T4 was high! I think 1.9 He wants me to not take any medication yet, get labs in 10 days and I see him on 4/21, and go from there!
He mentioned that the medication has a half life of 7 days, and said it can take a couple of weeks! I don't understand if it has a half life of 7 days why it can take a couple of weeks!
This is horrible! I'm raising a family which includes a a 3 year old, but I also have teenagers and young adults, and I don't want them to see what I'm going through! Plus I haven't slept real sleep in days!
Also I don't want to have to resort to having to take something for sleep, I'm so tired but when I lay down I can't sleep! I've never been prescribed something before and I don't really like the effects of otc meds like NyQuil! My Dr. prescribed trazadone 50 but I worry about side effects! At this point though I'd be happy with 4 hours of sleep! Please let me know if you've had insomnia and what works for you!
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