I've had enough of feeling unwell@

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Over the last 2 years I have been experiencing hypothyroidism.

Tired, sleeping constantly, foggy head, sweats, restless legs and generally feeling unwell.

250mg levothyroxin daily and still no change. Bloods confirm constant hypothyroid.

Affecting my relationships, work and life in general.

So I've had enough now.... should I ask for a referral to endocrinologist? Anybody else in the same position?

Thanks for any advice

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    Sorry to hear this. 

    Yes I am in the same position and keep hanging on . Don't give up.

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      I think I've hit a wall with being happy to keep fiddling with my levothyroxin. 250mg and no change in months.... watch out GP on Thursday!

      Keep cool!

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    Yes Matt, this is what so many of us go through.  Sorry. I understand. My life has spiraled down the drain multiple times on the thyroid roller coaster. 

    I encourage age you to read through the many posts here to se what others have found useful.

    You should see an endocrinologist. Especially with such a high dose of meds. But not all are equal. You'll have to interview them, try them out. Think about what they can do for you and what they can offer and whether it will be helpful.

    Others have had the same experience. Meds show in bloodwork but don't relieve symptoms and just cause more problems with the side effects.

    People have gotten relief from supplements, and high protein, grain free paleo type diet. 

    There were a bunch of posts from people fed up with the disease and meds. The consensus is to treat with diet, supplements, minerals, amino acids. If you still need thyroid meds, the non prescription dessicated glandulars are very good. Thyroid disease is autoimmune disease, so treat that as well.

    I was on the levo for 2.5 years. Now have severe spinal arthritis auto immune disease and fibromiagya. The levo only made the thyroid condition worse because it makes the autoimmune disease worse. I went to NDT, but that didn't work. Got some relief from a non prescription. But in the end non of the meds are bioidentical.

    Trying amino acid supplement therapy now and seem to be getting some relief with that.

    Again, do read through the many posts here. You aren't alone. People have found solutions.

     

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