Thanks a lot. I believe the Synthroid does get adjusted for weight, and Im a pretty hefty load at 300+ pounds - all muscle though : )
I just worry about side effects cause Im prone to panic attacks. I was thinking that my sypmptoms are not "Horrible" or I have just gotten used to them all these years without ever seeing a doc, that I can start real slow, lets say 1/4 the 88 mcg pill the doc gave me as a starter. That would give me a little "boost" to test the waters and about 22mcg to start to work my body into it. Do you guys think that would be rediculous to do?
My doc who prescribed the meds is only a family physician and not an endo. I told him my history of panic attacks and he didnt seem to think it should be a problem. He told me to take the meds before bed to "sleep through" the panic attacks if I have any - yeah right!
Anyway, I didnt have a lot of tests done. Just TSH = 13.08 and Thyroxine (T4) was perfectly normal. No other tests done. Why would T4 be normal and TSH be pretty high?
I do suffer some Hypo symptoms such as dizziness, ear infections, dry scalp, weight gain. I would love to get normal but am so afraid that I'll give myself a heart attack taking meds. I tripped out really bad once just with Neosynephrine nose spray. Im very sensitive to drugs that stimulate the heart and raise blood pressure. One shot of nose spray and I started shaking like a leaf and my BP skyrocketed to stroke levels - weird as hell.
Anyway, can use as much input as possible. I still have not taken my meds although they're sitting on my nightstand. Just diagnosed Hypo 3 or 4 weeks ago although I think I've been walking around like this for several years now.