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I have graves disease myself
and had my thyroid destroyed on I-131 therapy.
I have been on levothyroxine now for 4 years to get the proper level
it is always best to use blood testing to tell your thyroid hormone levels
symptoms are not reliable
I have many times thought I was hyper or hypo and then got blood tests to show I was wrong.
you can take 75mcg 5 days a week and two days a week take 100mcg
and do that for 6-8 weeks
make sure you take your synthroid always on an empty stomach the same time every day and not with other medications.
and don't forget to take it
and let your blood test show you what your TSH levels and free T4 levels are.
you don't take thyroid hormone because of your weight.
what was your most recent TSH level?
what do you mean your TSH continues to rise?
tolerate what twice a week?
it is not your thyroid hormone which is causing your tachycardia, insomnia symptoms
do you have excessive anxiety symptoms? excessive anxiety symptoms can cause tachycardia, insomnia.
with a TSH of 60, your thyroid levels would not cause you tachycardia or insomnia.
you can ask your doctor for Armour dessicated thyroid hormone
perhaps you will do better with that.
why would they try anti-anxiety medications if you don't have anxiety?
it sounds like you have excessive anxiety symptoms here causing your nausea and fast heart rate and tachycardia.
it is not the synthroid
if they gave you a placebo and you still had these symptoms, then it is not the synthroid which is causing your symptoms.
it is your own excessive anxiety disorder which is doing this.
benzos will help decrease anxiety related symptoms of nausea, fast heart rate and insomnia. these are not synthroid related symptoms.
you had Graves disease before.
did you have severe anxiety before when your thyroid gland was producing too much thyroid hormone for your body before Nov 2015?
then it is not thyroid hormone causing your symptoms.
it is excessive anxiety on your part, worry of taking these synthroid pills which is causing your symptoms.
when your doctors gave you a placebo sugar pill, you still had these same symptoms you said.
what is the point of a placebo anxiety pill?
I think you only get anxious when you take synthroid pills because you are worried about what it will do for you
and you are creating these symptoms of fast heart rate and can't sleep from your worry about taking the pill.
then you should take 100mcg of synthroid daily on an empty stomach to get your thyroid hormone levels up.
your TSH level are very low
you are exteremely hypothyroid.
you need to stop monitoring your pulse
this only worsens your worry. there is no need to monitor your pulse. the act of checking your pulse will increase your heart rate.
your body is too use to low thyroid hormone levels.
you can take 75mcg.
so take 75mcg.