I had a total thyroidectomy is 2001 and since then have had problems regulating meds. I've been on 88 mcg. for about four years and my TSH has varied from 1.5 to 4.99, which it is now. I've never felt worse than I do now with dizziness, fatigue, muscle aches, anxiety, heart palpitations.
Recently, I went to new doctor and he increased dosage of levoxyl to 100. After a week, I started getting severe dizziness and heart palpitations and had to stop taking it. How do I get my TSH to the 1 or 2 range without increasing my dosage? I've always been sensitive to drugs. After I take my meds every morning, I always get the shakes, dizziness, etc. I feel like I'm taking too much meds and it's making me hyper. Is this possible?
The severe fatigue and dizziness is the worst. My Endo had not checked Free T3, T4, Reverse T3, TPO antibodies, TG antibodies, or Ferritin. Every time I asked him about other tests, he would brush me off. I've suffered from fatigue for about 3 or 4 yrs.
If you don't have a thyroid, do you have to get labs on all the above?
Next week, I'm going back to the new doctor who increased my dosage to ask about checking my adrenals and suggestions on how to change TSH 4.99 to the 1's or 2's. What else should I have him do labs on?
Please I really need your help. I'm feeling horrible.