Re: New on levothyroxin... is this normal?
I think it's early to say still. You are still hypo but it can take a while to build the T4 in your system, hence the slow increases and continuation of, and appearance of new, symptoms. Introducing thyroid hormones can cause some upsets at first for some. When is your next bloodwork due and are you being monitored by Free T3 and Free T4 rather than TSH?
If you continue to have symptoms or feel you can't tolerate the medication I would suggest you check your adrenal function with a saliva cortisol test and/or consider at T3/T4 medication like natural thyroid hormones (Nature-throid). Some can't tolerate Levo-T well as it's T4 only and you have to convert all your T3. If your adrenals are fatigued you need to address that issue before any thyroid meds are going to work well for you.
Last edited by javelina; 08-09-2009 at 04:54 AM.