| | Please Help Anyone-in Despair- Headaches- Lowering Doses-please Respond
As you can tell by my message title, I am losing it and becoming very discouraged. If anyone is out there please read and help. I do not know what to do. I had a thyroidectomy 13 years ago. I have been on 0.175 for 13years now. My TSH is low and they have been trying to dose down.
About six months ago, I tried 0.1 Synthroid and Cytomel, which gave me brain fog, dizziness, etc. so my doc took me back up to 0.175 and was doing fine again. Then, I had to get a new primary which said that we had to lower
the dose because my TSH was low at about 0.07 but I felt fine. He said he would lower me slowly. He started alternating between 0.175 and 0.15 Synthroid every other day; this seemed to work fine, no symptoms or headaches. Then he lowered me to 0.15 of Synthroid everyday, started getting terrible headaches about 14 days later( about the same time it took for headaches on the 0.1 and Cytomel.) I went to his office, he threw me back to 0.175. I told him I wanted to try Armour and he put me on 2 grains a day. After two weeks, I had such bad headaches I could not stand it anymore. Now, I am on 0.175 Synthroid and I still have the headaches, I am jittery, nervous, never felt this way before. It is like a portal or something was opened. These headaches are so brutal, I cannot stand them. They hurt so bad. I have tried every OTC meds there is and nothing. I take Darvocet and nothing. Nothing gets rid of them. They are there all day long everyday since July 22, 2008. Needless to say, I do not know which way to turn. My question I guess, has anyone else had headaches with dose changes and how long do they last. Do they last six weeks, two weeks, what is the normal???? It feels like I have lots of pressure on my head when I was on the 0.15, like a bowling bowl on my head at all times, with my brain screaming I am missing something. Again, if anyone could respond I would appreciate it. I am feeling hopeless and a burden to my whole family. I have two young boys and feel like I cannot even be a Mom anymore. Please let me know if anyone can help me. PS: I have never had headaches before all these changes were made. I did not even know what a headache was.