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Hi Im new here and new to thyroid issues to begin with. I am in the US and recently switched primary care doc. The new doc is wonderful both my husband and son see him as well. He mentions to me "did you past doc ever talk to you about your thyroid?" no never, "in 2099 your thyroid was low but in 2011 it was normal if its ok Id like to get that checked again for you" so of course i agreed. I get a call 2 days later and the nurse tells me Im hypothyroid and need to go on a low dose of levo 25 mg, tells me you will feel so much better, and I was stunned because to be honest I wasnt feeling unwell, had no real obvious symptoms. Im not constipated, was sleeping ok not perfect but good, hair is thick, libido is high, periods normal. One of my few body complaints was sore feet but I think ive found new shoes to help with that. So as you can see I was quite shocked, I never even wrote down my levels etc. didnt know to really. I have anxiety and was put on zoloft for years, and took birth control as well. oh Im 50 years old. Ive been off both the birth control and the zoloft for over a year. my periods were regular and fairly normal and I was managing moods well. I weened off the zoloft for a while before coming off I did 25 mg then 12.5 etc. My old doctor never re checked my thyroid and just kept me on the zoloft which I see stories here of similar things. Im so angry about that I cannot even express it. Anyhow my anxiety has been through the roof over this whole thing, I cry because Im so upset that I need to be on a medicine for the rest of my life when in my eyes I had nothing wrong with me. Since I started the levo, Im definately not tired during the day, and I wake up like clockwork at 4:30 every darn morning, I used to be able to roll over and go back to sleep if I woke, I seem to sleep ok but asleep by 10the latest lucky to make 9-930. For the first week my face (cheeks)was flushed beet red and hot hot hot. seems to have calmed a bit but still present. Today makes 2 weeks on the levo. I called the doctors office to get my lab numbers and she said my TSH was 4.9 and the range is .4-4.5 so I was definately elevated and definately need the med bla bla bla, so I basically asked to come in so I can talk to the doctor. So if you've read this far thankyou so much. My questions to you all is...were any of you diagnosed like me with not really symptomatic or necessarily aware?? and do you think I could have been fluctuating for years seeing how I was under in 09 then normal in 2011? How long until I can be tested again?
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