There are a steady stream of new people posting or looking at this form like me who have recently started medication for a thyroid problem. I'm Hypo and I know it will likely take many months before I reach an optimum dose and feel truly better.
It's not easy to wait months and I don't know if you start to slowly feel better over the months as your medication gets into your body and your dosage increases. Or if you only feel a little bit better, until you get to your optimal dose and then you feel lots better (as I've noticed people saying they can feel bad with small changes of dosage/blood levels).
So, I'd like to ask you all - What was your experience of starting medication?
Mine so far (3 weeks on 50mg thyroxine, 4 weeks on 100g thyroxine) is that I had a first day of super energy (mental and physical) followed by 2 weeks of better than usual energy, then 1 week of feeling back to how I was before medication (very upsetting).
Going up to 100mg I've not had a big rush of energy but I'm feeling slightly better than before medication. My mind is a bit clearer, I have more will and want to do things (from taking care of myself and the flat to small bits of studying). My physical energy is not much improved. I don't fall asleep so much during the day but still have bad insomnia (with anxiety dreams and nightmares too when I do sleep
). I still want to stay inside a lot and going outside is exhausting.
Do you remember how it was when you started medication? I'd really like to hear, it would help me not get unrealistic expectations of how quickly I might get better. Many Thanks