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I'm hoping someone will read this and tell me if they have any similiar experience! I'm not interested in hearing about the "bad side effects of Levo" because I know all about them. I know the good and bad effects of this drug. So no need to try to warn me or make me feel any worse! Please respect my asking of this. Thank you.
A few years ago I stumbled into a new doctors office after being prescribed Zoloft from another doctor because I was having health anxiety and depression. I had new lab work done and was tested for my thyroid because he believes everyone should be tested. I was 23 years old and weighing at 110 when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's. I thought this was crazy because I didn't have any weight gain or water retention, but I do remember being tired all the time and noticing clumps of hair in the shower. So started me off at 25mg of Levo along with Zoloft and said I could come off the anti-depressant once my thyroid levels were in normal range. So I agreed. A year passed and I found myself at 50mg of Levo. Everything was fine and I never suffered symptoms and that could be because of Zoloft numbing every part of me. Which I was okay with because Zoloft saved me from a dark hole. I was thriving in all aspects of life because of a happy pill. Another year goes by and I'm weighing 135. I was okay with this but my doctor suggested I go on 75mg of Levo because my periods became more lighter and my thyroid was a little swollen. So I did. That was April of this year. All went well until August when I stopped my Zoloft. I started noticing how I was losing weight but I thought it was the Levo working. Then I started getting anxiety, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, loose bowels, muscle spasms, elbow and shoulder joint pain, hand tremors, warm body temperature, no appetitie, and insonmia. I'm now down to weighing 110 while being in and out of the doctors office with normal thyroid levels. This can't be real because my periods are lighter again, my hair is falling out, I have acne, and my thyroid is swollen again. AND I LOST 25lbs IN A MONTH. So I begged my doctor to listen to me because the heart palpitations were being an every night thing and when I didn't have them I could still feel my heart beating, a strong pulse in my chest, not fast but strong, which I also hear in my ears at night when I try to sleep. I told him I started a multivitamin a couple of months ago that I didn't notice had iodine in it and he said I was overmedicating myself and brought me down to 50mg of Levo. Has someone experienced being overmedicated before and for this long? I started the 50mg a few days ago and I'm wondering the pounding heart and loose bowels will go away? I'm struggling keeping anything in my stomach as it's constantly going straight through me and I don't want to lose anymore weight. I'm afraid my body is attacking my insides and burning fat instead. I've noticed I get dehydrated easier and constantly drinking water. Someone help and send positive my way!
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