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I am a male (31) who was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism at 19. I've spent the last 12yrs on a steady 175mcg with no change, and despite some side effects (excessive heat and sweating generally) have coped very well.
I've been asking doctors over the years if I can do something to combat the problems I am having with the overheating, but was always told that there was nothing, it was a common side effect. As anyone who has this knows, it can be pretty restrictive and debilitating, and so, a few weeks back; I asked my GP if there was anything I could do.
She suggested, because there was some 'tolerance' in my levels, that I drop my dosage to see if that helps. I thought she would say to go down to 150mcg, but she said straight away to drop to 125mcg with a blood test in 3 months,
It's 3 weeks later, and now I'm experience the following problems
1) Severe change in mood; am so so low (never before had this)
2) I'm getting patchy sleep
3) No energy
4) Stomach problems
6) No concentration whatsoever, when usual concentration is quite intense
7) I'm extremely irritable
I went back to my surgery this morning for urgent help, as its badly affecting every area of my life; I sat at work yesterday and my head was just mush. I saw a different doctor who, gave me this rather bizarre option - do you want the sweating or the current problems. Shot or stabbed then basically? Then she told me she wouldn't change my level back to 175mcg without a blood test, which I now have to wait a week for. She also ordered an ABPM test for my blood pressure, which I've also never had before....
So I'm left here, totally alone, confused, down and now abandoned (or so I feel) and I just don't know what to do. It seems wherever I go, I get people who don't understand the condition or have any concept of what I seem to be going through. I just don't know what to do - I'm thinking of trying to see another doctor on Monday to see if they can suggest anything. I don't want other tablets, but I need to be better
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