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I began my "Thyrioid Journey" as having Hyperthrioidism for years and under the care of an endocrinologist decieded to have Radioactive Iodine Treatment done in approx. 1999 and have had hypothyroidism since then. I had been on so many different dosages of levothyroxine over the years and over the last 2-3 years have seen my dosage at its highest (250 mcg 1x daily)which they do not actually have so I had to get 2 scripts a month 1 for 200 mcg and 1 for 50 mcg and then I began to get out of whack again so my doctor said lets just try and see if taking the same dosage of the name brand(Synthroid) makes a difference and it seemed to work for a few months. Then I began to feel like I was not taking anything at all, you name the symptom and I was experiencing it so I went to see my doctor and my tsh level was 100 and my t4 level was noteably elevated but I don't remember the exact # amt. The doctor questioned the fact that I was even taking my meds once I finally convinced him that I was and had been he said that since I had began as over active was treated with radioactive iodine and then became under active that my thyroid my be producing a t3 antibody that was fighting (and winning) the t4 I was taking, rendering the meds I had been taking useless - as though I wasn't even taking anything. So he ordered the test to check for that issue and changed my meds to "Armour Thyroid" @ 60 mg daily. Have anyone else out there ever heard of this and if so did the Armour Thyroid medicine work? How soon were you able to tell a difference and what types of side effects if any did you experience? He said if the test doesn't support this diagnosis that it is beyond his expertise and he would be sending me to an endocrinologist again so I really hope that he is correct and the test results support his diagnosis.
I wish I could explain how terrible I feel. I can't find the right words to convey the severity of the feelings that I am dealing with its like warmed over death...... Just the worst a person could possibly feel..... I pray to feel better very soon!!!!!! I can't keep this up much longer!!!
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