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Hello there, Im sure what I'm about to relay won't be a surprise to anyone on here! Ive been on Levothyroxine for 8 years, never in that time have I felt great but sometimes worse than others. At the beginning of last November my Gp told me that I was over due for a blood test, so I asked her to make sure she tested T3 as well as T4, she then came back and told me that I was on too much medication and I should drop it slightly, I was quite surprised but did as she said, a month later I started to feel unwell, this went on for a time and in the past month things have gone from bad to worse, I have never felt so bad. I have gained quite a lot of weight, can't go to the toilet, cant sleep, have restless legs, horrendous pains from my shoulders to my finger tips, incredibly tired, confused sometimes and have no memory at all, I seem to have lost my sense of taste and I noticed that my neck seemed to be swollen and it feels as though someone is squeezing it when I swallow. My arms, hands and feet are like ice and I can't seem to get warm, I have blurred vision and very sore, weepy eyes. I went back for another blood test 5 days ago, when the results came in the GP rang me, I was expecting her to say that I needed to increase my dose but instead she again said the opposite. I asked her to tell me what the results were and she only had the results for the TSH, which was 0.24, nothing for the T4 or T3. I asked her what the initial results were from last November and she only had the T4 for that and it was 17. I realise this all points towards Hyperthyroidism but I don't believe this is the case, I have had hyperthyroidism before and I was skinny, ate constantly and had palpitations, none of that now. I went back to the GP today for more blood tests, they said they would test everything but they said that before. Could anyone shed any light for me, is it possible that I am over with the symptoms that I have? Like everyone else, I just want to sort this as its causing me huge problems. Many Thanks.
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