kaberett: Blue-and-red welly boots on muddy ground. (boots)
[personal profile] kaberett
I talked recently about decreasing my levothyroxine dosage. Since I made that post, my digestive system has really unambiguously started slowing down again, the nosebleeds have gone from "multiple dried clots when I blow my nose" to "nontrivial quantities of fresh blood when I blow my nose", my sleep needs have continued increasing markedly, and my productivity has absolutely tanked because I just do. not. have. the. focus. despite clear straightforward next steps. (Executive dysfunction is normal for me! Spending the better part of a week failing to open a damn PDF I know the location of is... not.)

I... am unlikely to make it back in to see my preferred local GP until, honestly, early March at this point. I could book a phone appointment with preferred-out-of-area well-trained GP (who first suggested hypothyroidism), but it would be a bit unfair to dump this on him when he hasn't seen the most recent blood results and I have no straightforward way to get them to him.

So I... think what I do is put myself back up to 75mg daily (from 75/50 alternating), watch the symptoms subside, and then go park myself back in a GP's office and say "so I've done this, and you're not going to get me to stop without an endocrinology referral."

I am so fucking bored of this.

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Date: 2019-01-22 10:13 pm (UTC)
hydrangea: (gw2spi)
From: [personal profile] hydrangea
Even though it's not recommended, it's sometimes the least painful option. :S Twice last year I went down in dosage on my meds before I met with my doctor because I just couldn't get a hold of them fast enough - and getting them to agree to letting me go down in dosage AND change med took some time. There was no way I could live with the side effects that had begun with my antidepressive after an increase in dosage though (involuntary muscle spasms, very often both night and day, and outright kicking in the night).

Hope your troubles get helped by the change! Executive dysfunction issues because of lack of correct medication sucks.

Re: cn: weight changes

Date: 2019-01-23 10:55 am (UTC)
hydrangea: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hydrangea
Co-signed, re: weight. I had to drag people with me to gyn to convince them to let me try contraceptives that stop ovulation because I can't get my weight to stay put where I left it (at home, sedentary, np. traveling or exercises? ...no.). Being on the watch for blood clots (that are NOT in the family history) versus being Very Much In Pain for two weeks a month was in my opinion an easy question.

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Date: 2019-01-22 10:20 pm (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
For pure GP management* purposes, any utility in trying 2 days 75/75 to one day 75/50?

*Okay, there's a little bit of 'for science!' in there, but I'm a bit hesitant to blow that trumpet when talking about someone else's health.

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Date: 2019-01-22 10:31 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
Well, at least you have data to throw at your GP. -hugs-

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Date: 2019-01-22 10:48 pm (UTC)
sylvaine: My hand holding the handle of my cane. ([gen:sj] cripple punk)
From: [personal profile] sylvaine
Fuckssake. *hugs*

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Date: 2019-01-22 10:49 pm (UTC)
lunabee34: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lunabee34
I'm so sorry. Its so frustrating.

Hugs

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Date: 2019-01-23 02:05 am (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
That sounds very significantly like adverse effects from the lowering. Augh. Hopefully things get better for you soon.

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Date: 2019-01-23 02:19 am (UTC)
cadenzamuse: Cross-legged girl literally drawing the world around her into being (Default)
From: [personal profile] cadenzamuse
Wow, it's almost like you know how your body works and that you have a much higher hypothyroid threshold than other people! I'm shocked! Who would have known?!

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Date: 2019-01-23 09:05 am (UTC)
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
From: [personal profile] cesy
This makes a lot of sense. Sorry it sucks.

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Date: 2019-01-23 09:18 am (UTC)
vass: Warning sign of man in water with an octopus (Accidentally)
From: [personal profile] vass
*growl*

I'm sorry about the gatekeepers.

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Date: 2019-01-23 01:15 pm (UTC)
highlyeccentric: Sign on Little Queen St - One Way both directions (Default)
From: [personal profile] highlyeccentric
Can I ask what 'unambiguously slowing down' means, and have you got any cites on links between gastroparesis or similar and thyroid problems?

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Date: 2019-01-23 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ewt
Urgh.

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Date: 2019-01-24 03:30 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
ughhhhhhhh

the health care system is SO FUCKED

<3

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Date: 2019-01-24 07:06 am (UTC)
sfred: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sfred
That sounds like a sensible approach, in the circumstances.

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