Re: Why hyper symptoms so suddenly?
Thanks for all the replies.
Shmily, Has the levoxyl helped you feel better with the Armour? It seems my ft3 has always been much higher than my ft4, even before I started taking any meds. I wonder if that would do the "magic" trick for me. Would 12.5 t4 added to 60 mg Armour be about the equilavent of what I am taking now (90 mg Armour)? Would I have about the same t4 as my levels are now, but have a little less t3 in my system? (I don't want my t3 levels to plummet, just be a little less so it is at the top of the range and not so much over the range.)
I did start my period last night, and I don't feel quite as badly now. I am also wondering if I have a touch of the stomach flu. Both my kids had it, and it was only Tuesday when the last kid got over it. Last night, I felt like I could throw up. With so many things going on, it is hard to tell what symptoms are only from my thyroid.
To be honest, I really didn't feel that hyper before the last couple of days. Last week, I felt somewhat of an increase in energy, was hungrier, and I did have carpal tunnel symptoms again (which could happen from either hypo or hyper). On the whole, I would say that I felt better than before treatment. I have not had any diarrhea, a very fast pulse, or bad insomnia that I would expect from being hyper. However, the weather has been mild until the last few days, and now I feel really hot, have even less energy, etc.
I stopped taking iron supplements about a week before my lab tests so that I could tell if my ferritin has improved. I always take them in the evening and my thyroid meds in the morning, so I don't think there would have been interference, but I have heard that a person could feel hyper after stopping iron...
I suppose I could have a hyper flare-up with Hashis, except that I never test positive for antibodies. No one knows why I am hypo. (I might be one of those 10-20% of Hashis patients that don't have antibodies, though.)
Anyway, my lab tests (covered more completely in another post) do seem to indicate that I have too much t3 in my system. I was shocked how low my cholesterol was at 128. (Of course, my "high" cholesterol before any treatment for hypo was 161 non-fasting.) I should probably eat eggs more often, but I do eat meat almost every single day.
Thanks again for the advice and support. Shmily, I will mention the addition of levoxyl to my doctor. See the paragraph above for more questions I asked you about this. Thanks.
Last edited by also2tired; 05-26-2006 at 10:36 AM.