I am very greatful that I found this site. I am 49 and I have been diagnosed with many health problems. I have Systemic Lupus, Fibromyalgia, CFS,
Raynauds, Gastroparesis secondary to Lupus, Low Colonic Motility Disorder,
Degenerative Arthritis of the spine.
I havent felt well for a long time and I am Disabled due to the illnesses that I mentioned. I have remained under the care of a Doctor since 95 when I was Diagnosed with Lupus and Fibro.
I went to my GYN the other day for a routine exam and the Doc wanted to do thryoid test because I keep gaining wt though I eat VERY LITTLE.
The test came back indicative of hypo thyroidism. I was prescribed
Synthroid 50 mcg per day. I took the first dose today and within an hour I felt worse than I had before.
I felt very agitated, nervous, it was like I was gonna jump out of my own skin. I cant go to sleep, though I have problems with that from time to time.
I am curious about how long it will take the meds to kick in and help me with the symptoms of low thyroid. I didnt want to add another medication to my long list but It is necessary. I hope to feel better however and not WORSE.
I would love to hear from any of you that have low thyroid , how the meds worked for you . Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I have to go back to the Doc in two weeks for the labs to be checked. I hope I can deal with these side effects... It reminds me of the way I felt back in my twenties when I was on a prescription Diet pill that reved me up.
yes this is the best way to describe how my body fills... it isnt a good bounce either.
I realize that it will take my body some time to get use to the new med but I am just discouraged about it in the midst of everything else I am dealing with.
I am a greatful person and I do try to wake up each morning and think of all the things I have to be thankful for in spite of all of the illness and pain that I deal with. There has never been a day that I couldnt find something to be thankful for.
I just hope to feel better soon ... I am a Newbie here, forgive me for rambling.
Sending Hugs to all and may the
"s be with you always.