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Just back from my dr's and he tells me that since there is no other treatment here in France besides Levo (the other one they have is a mix of T4 and T3 but would be harder on my heart and I'm having faster hb and palpitations on levo), he advises me to go see a psychologist to deal with my stress levels and to prevent depression as with hypothyroidism that's where I'm headed (didn't tell him I already feel depressed)!!!!!!!! He also said perimenopause is a 3rd factor but why bring that into the equation when I'm having no symptoms? I asked could we test for hormone levels and he tells me since my periods are normal there's no point. I also vomit most mornings due to being clogged up. Last November I asked him for an allergy test but he prescribed me a cortisone nose spray for 3 mths. Still have the problem and he's prescribed me allergy meds and more nose spray.
Feeling SO angry and frustrated right now but know it can be dangerous to stop the levo.
Last blood test: T4 10.8 (9.3 - 17) TSH 4.13 (0.27 - 4.20)
I'm taking vit D, selenium, B complex, calcium/magnesium/zinc, omegas 3 and 6.
Levo is giving me hand tremors, fast hb, insomnia. I'm currently on 37.5mcg after being on 50mcg for 7wks and having more intense side effects.
So basically dr tells me this is the treatment, suck it up and help myself by getting psy help.
I've had some advice on here about getting T3 meds in britain and at this stage I'm willing to try anything. Are there any side effects? How do I know what dosage to take? Can anyone give me any advice on what I should do next? I'm at my wits end. I think I should change my dr but if that's the only treatment here, is there a point?
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