UGH!!!! Can someone relate???

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I was diagnosed with low thyroid a couple of years ago and put on thyroid medication. Went into dr for yearly physical and thyroid was abnormal again, so my medication was increased to 50mg and blood test came back showing thyroid as "normal" after that. I am still feeling blah...restless at night, palpitations, anxiety, tired, acid reflux etc... Can anyone relate?? I feel like I am going insane eek

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    Hi 

    I had mine increased from 50mg to 75mg a few months ago 

    Have recently started to feel 'normal' again 

    Went though similar symptoms however they have slowly started to ease off 

    Sorry I can't help but hopefully yours will ease back too! 

    Kris 

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    I've been on the upped dosage for three months. SOOOOO tired of waiting for it to "kick in" LOL

    Thanks smile Glad you are starting to feel normal again!!

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    Hope it does for you too! It honestly just felt normal all of a sudden. 

    Still get the occasional tired day but I do hope it does stop for you too

    It's not nice at all and I do feel for you! 

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    Yup, totally. Meds don't work.

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      Catherine, you say "meds don't work", yet I recall earlier posts where you refer to your mother being stabilized on meds. Are you having a bad hair day? :-)

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      Lol, Dave, hair is ok today. My mom is actually on a non prescription glandular. Considered a supplement here in the US. 

      I got relief by taking amino acid supplements.

      Glad someone's paying attention!

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      Yes. She seems to be doing well on the ThyroGold. Though, she's been on hospice, so I don't know what her numbers are. Her body temp seems ok. She's just been kicked out of hospice, so they'll be doing blood work soon. They won't do any testing or diagnostics while on hospice. I have to say, Medicare is pretty ridiculous here. It's the health care system for seniors.

      I can tell you that along with a long history of thyroid disease, she also had a long history of mental illness. Along with changing her thyroid meds I also took her off the psyche drugs, and I have to say, she's had zero signs of psychosis, even with the dimentia. So I'm wondering how much of her mental illness was due to advanced thyroid disease. Anyone else run into parallels mental illness with hypothyroidism?

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      Anxiety was a big issue for myself before taking levo and getting my levels right.  I had such bad anxiety that even sitting in my room at night, watching some TV, I would be having constant panic attacks.  My muscles would be so sore from being tense and I couldn't even leave my house because having someone look at me gave made me sick with anxiety too.  I just didn't understand what was going on.  Now, I've always had anxiety, but not like this.  I was so relieved to learn that it was the hypothyroidism that exaggerated the anxiety and not something I would have to live with for the rest of my life. 

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    My levothyoxine just seemed to kick in one day too.  For myself, it took about 4 to 5 months to feel better after being on a steady dose.  What is your TSH level?  You should make sure your TSH is around 1.00 to feel your best.  Don't rely for it to just be in the "normal" range.  My endo keeps all his patients TSH at around 1.00, as he told me this is where you will feel good again.

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      After eight weeks of being on 50mg it was 1.06, which was about a month ago. Hopefully it will kick in soon!!
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    Ugh!!!  Why was the whole Hashimoto's post deleted by the moderator?  That was some good stuff going on...

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