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Since the Dr reduced my thyroxine dose,in October from 125mg to .088,I have gained 20lbs and I am the heaviest I have ever been apart from when I was pregnant. I have been to the Dr several times and complained about the increase plus losing hair from my arms and legs, eyebrows and constant fatigue. The first time she put me on verapamil and said it was due to depression, as my blood tests were in the normal range for thyroid. She has since increased the Verapamil to 120mg twice daily and would like to increase it further to 3 times a day but I have fought against it. Yesterday I asked her if being overweight was preferable to too much Thyroxine and she said too much could cause Arrythmia and this was a life long condition so being overweight was preferable and to do more exercise (at least 2 and a half hours a week) and to cut out sugary foods etc. my TSH is 1.32 , T3 2.5 and T4 1.1 and she will not do blood tests again until I see her in a couple of months. I have been to the other Drs in the practice and they stick by the blood test results also. Does anyone have any thoughts? If I am depressed it is because my clothes don't fit, I feel awful about myself and I am so tired. I start yawning each afternoon about 1.30 and again at 5.30, really yawning like I have been awake for 24 hours. I am also having weird dreams. My husband is fed up and wants me to stop taking the drugs. Please help.
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