Dieting with Obstacles - am I under or over medicated?

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06-09-2006, 11:12 PM
I have been feeling terrible these last few days, including lightheaded, not really feeling like my focus is good, nauseous, moody, chills, heart pounding and running to the bathroom. I am not extremely tired, but yet don't feel like doing much. I am too scared to exercise as the last time I did, I had such a bad dizziness that it took a few hours before I was ok. If I was treating myself I would almost say that I was having panic attacks but haven't had those in years since I became hypo. I went to dr yesterday and will do complete bloodwork on Monday, (give me strength to make it til then plus another week for the results!!) but he was thinking I may be overmedicated? I have a lower dose sitting in my cupboard and am seriously thinking of taking those to see if it makes a difference before monday?
Comments or suggestions are welcome and needed.

06-09-2006, 11:22 PM
If I were you, I'd wait and let the doctor make the change in your medications. I know this makes sense. The bloodwork he is going to draw is going to need to reflect the medications you have been prescribed and sometimes it takes a while on certain meds to see the levels they are looking for. Hope this makes sense. I've been an RN for quite a while and have changed my own meds at will sometimes and sure makes the doc's mad.

06-09-2006, 11:57 PM
Thanks for the reply and yes I will wait, just frustrating when you feel blah. Do you think that it could be over or under? I am up to .125 mg already of levothyroxine so to bump up more is dangerous as the dr says.

06-09-2006, 11:59 PM
Just looking at your stats and thats amazing work! How long did it take you to get down to that weight? What did you follow to see the results? I would love to know your secret and how long have you been hypo?