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Bit of a long story here so thank you to anyone who is able to take the time to read/comment.
After a number of chest infections last year, my GP ordered bloods and my TSH came back slightly elevated - it was 8.4. When I went to discuss this with the GP he started to medicate me as I was symptomatic - always cold, always tired etc. In June, they tested Se thyroid peroxidase. My levels for this were 440. By this point, after having 25mg of levothyroxine a day my tsh had come down to 2.55 and t4 was 14.
This year (March) I started to feel unwell quite suddenly. I was short of breath and put this down to my asthma. Saw the emergency GP who issued me with steroids. I then saw another GP who gave me antibiotics for a chest infection. In both appointments, my heart was racing and I was becoming increasingly anxious. The next week, I thought I had a water infection as I couldn't stop going for a wee and had lower back pain. Was again sent to the emergency dr who said my water was clear but prescribed antibiotics. The following night, my lips, mouth and throat started burning about 30 mins after taking antibiotics. I saw another dr the next morning who told me to stop taking them and put it all down to anxiety - heart still racing. Fast forward to the next week (wb 25.03.19) and my heart was still racing - it wasn't above 120bpm but was faster than usual and made me feel uncomfortable. I saw a different GP and he said I was highly anxious and prescribed anti-depressants. I asked for bloods to be done to check my thyroid. Low and behold, my TSH was 0.05 and FT4 was 33. Saw a different GP a few days later who told me to stop taking levo and to not take any more anti-depressant.
I've not had levo now for 12 days and I am absolutely exhausted. I've read about Hashimoto flare ups and assumed it was one of these that had caused me to be over medicated but someone has since mentioned that perhaps my auto immune disease is graves instead. Also, just when my heart had stopped racing as much, it has raced a lot today. I don't know if this is because I am anxious about seeing the GP tomorrow for my review and potentially going back to work on Wednesday.
Has anyone else experienced similar? How long did it take for you to feel better again?
Thanks in advance.
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