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A few months ago I noticed I was having very strange symptoms after catching a cold... I felt like I was in a daze, and was super anxious to the point where I felt like I could not sit in class and constantly wanted to go home and lay in my bed. I was also short of breath. I couldn't quite describe how I was feeling, and even went to therapy because I thought I was just having anxiety. I was napping some days for upwards of three hours, I felt nauseous just walking up a flight of stairs, and the most prevalent symptom I had was that my head felt so foggy that I felt like I was living in a dream. I couldn't quite see straight. In November I had a panic attack, the first time something like that had ever happened to me. for about two weeks had this wild anxiety feeling in my head like my life wasn't real and I was going to lose control. I got blood taken back in November, and my TSH was 1.7. I went back for more blood in December and it was 4.7. My doctor said this was only slightly out of range for their scale, so there was no point in giving me medicine yet, but that they would retest in 6-8 weeks. I went back 2 weeks later still feeling horrible, not able to do anything, and my TSH was 6.9, so my doctor prescribed me 25 mcg of Synthroid. My pharmacy gave me the generic brand. The first night after I took it, I felt like my heart was racing and had a panic attack. The next day, my heart still felt like it was racing and my chest felt tight, almost like a slight pain. I went in to the doctor to get my vitals checked, and everything looked fine, my heart rate was even pretty low. After taking the medicine for four days I had my prescription refilled with name brand Synthroid, and have only been taking that for two days so far. I understand that I am on a very low dose, so is this enough to make my heart race, or am I just having more anxiety? How long does it take for your body to adjust to Synthroid, as I do not feel any better?
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