Posted 3/23/2014 8:58 PM (GMT -6)
I'm sorry, I'm too tired to go into detail. Diagnosed with Hashimoto's last year, on levothyroxine for the second time, and hating it even more than I did the first time. I feel absolutely awful on it; constantly tired, anxious and depressed. I suffer from these issues anyway, but it's as though starting Levo instantly made it 10x worse.
TSH was 11.2 at the beginning of Feb, I dunno my T3 and T4. Have been on 50mcg Levo for a month now. I did ask on another thyroid forum, and their suggestion was I was on too low a dose and needed to raise it.
Has anyone else been through this nonsense, actually raised the dose and then felt better? If so, how long it does take to feel better?
It seems to me like thyroid disease is an absolute nightmare to treat and I'm highly depressed I have got this diagnosis. Spent 13 years battling increasingly severe Crohn's, only to finally give in and have ileostomy surgery last year. But I can't enjoy feeling better from Crohn's because I don't feel better: I feel dreadful. Nobody ever seems to get their thyroid under control for life; just seems to be a constant battle to get the right dose, meds, etc. Above all, it seems to be a constant battle with your doctor to get the right dose, meds, etc. I can't face that, I really can't.
It's pretty much like I have to learn to live with suboptimal health for the rest of my life. And I don't want to. I'm only 39, I don't want to live the next 50 years being sick and unhealthy.