I'm really confused. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism years ago and have been on different levels of levothyroxine since that time. My symptoms have progressively gotten worse. Since being diagnosed, I've also had a full hysterectomy.
I'm becoming more and more depressed, feel like I'm inside a bubble most days, can't concentrate or remember what I was doing five minutes earlier and feel tremendously tired. I never seem to get enough sleep and have gained 20 lbs in the past 6 months.
Keep in mind, that since my hysterectomy, I've been on a hormone patch as well. I finally went to my doctor and begged him to run test and see what is going on with my body. Is it my hormones out of whack, my thyroid or a combination of both?
After running test, he called and said that he wants to switch my thyroid meds from levothyroxine to synthroid. Now I'm totally confused because I was told years ago, that they are one in the same drug.
Can someone please enlighten me? I just started the synthroid (75 mg) yesterday and truly pray that I will be able to tell a difference.
Thanks for any advice given!!