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Hi everyone, I hope you're all well.

Firstly, it's so nice to have this website so we can get to know each others experiences of the illness.

I am only on 50mcg levothyroxine and will have another blood test next week as I probably need an increase. I'd like to ask any of you that with an under active thyroid, do any of you experience rage? I get irritated at the tiniest of things and when my children argue I start shouting and screaming at them. I try to talk to myself to control it which helps but sometimes it gets too much for me - am I going insane?

And also, do any of you take evening primrose oil for PMT? I am thinking of taking it and am wondering if it may interfer with the medication.

I appreciate all replies.

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    Hi,

    I know how you feel. I was diagnosed a year ago and am on 50mcg levothyroxine, I'd always been really placid nothing too much trouble always a smile on my face, now I've totally changed character, get annoyed easily, really snappy and can't be bothered with people, I know I'm like it but feel awful a lot of the time even on meds. I seem to get a lot of nausea with all the other symptons. Just hoping eventually the meds will do there job and I can get back to being me hope you do too very soon. Take care.

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    Hi yes i too got very irritated and anxious i had Hypnotherapy which is fab it has really helped me with my symptoms too i think alot of them were due to feeling so tired alot of the time

    Hope this helps

    Keep well

    Terri

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    Hi There

    I too know exactly how you feel. My PMT has been better since I have been on the medication which I can say is a great relief. Before the medication I felt really run down and couldn't understand why. I hadn't really had a major problem with my weight but suddenly found I was putting weight on gradually and feeling exhausted more. This just made me feel really low and depressed and it is the depression that makes you have these mood swings and feelings of anger. Haveing taken the medication now since January, I noticed a lot of change, especially with mood and depression and also PMT and anxiety. My thoughts are not so negative now as they used to be either. My TSH level has come down somewhat, but I had a raise in my TSH level last time I had the blood test done and so I had to have an increase of medication. I am currently on 150 mcg of Levothyroxine. I was starting to feel a bit down and tired in myself again up until a few weeks back but maybe the increase in medication has helped as I am feeling a bit more like myself again now. And to think I would not have had this problem diagnosed if I hadn't been to see a Psychiatrist because he ordered blood tests to be done due to me feeling so tired! Thank god he spotted the symptoms as my own doctor didn't. I wish you well. :ok:

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    Thanks to all who have replied. I was really bad last week that the doc prescribed Diazepam (anti-depressant) for three days. I feel a bit better with my rage and had a blood test today and so hopefully will have an increase of thyroxine next week.

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