Thyroid problems

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Hi I'm currently on 125mcg of levothyroxine but recently I haven't been taking the correct amount at the correct time and I've got cold feeling even though it's warm in the house, sweating when hardly doing anything, lack of appetite and not feeling full after eating, not sleeping at night and was wandering if I started to take the correct dose at the right time would my symptoms improve.

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    That's impossible to say, based on the information you supply. However, you need to establish a baseline for any changes to your treatment, and the only way to do that is to be taking the same amount of medication each day, for several weeks. Then it's back to your physician for whatever tests she may want to do.

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      Hi Dave

      Thank you for your advice. Yeah I'm going to take the correct dose at the right time without eating food straight afterwards and see what happens.

      Many thanks

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    Good luck!  I assume you have been diagnosed hypothyroid?
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      Time to get checked again, then. I am no doctor but some of the symptoms you describe could be the result of too high a dose: poor sleep for example. If your doctor is amenable you might consider asking for a referral to an endocrinologist. Also go online and Google something like "thyroid diet". Lots of practitioners recommend gluten free, no dairy etc., because a lot of thyroid problems actually result from the immune system attacking the thyroid and changes in diet can help some people. 

      The typical blood tests doctors use check the levels of three hormones, TSH, T3 and T4. Unfortunately it can happen that these are all "normal" yet the patient still does not feel well. At that point medical science runs out of ideas and you need to start considering things such as diet under the guidance of a naturopath or what is known as "functional medecine". 

      However, in your case the first thing is to get the blood tests, maybe after at least a couple of weeks of srabilizing your medication.

      Hope this helps!

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      Yeah I've got an appointment in march but might have to change that as it's too far to wait I think. Yeah and I think I will talk to my doctor about dosage

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