Question: I have had hypothyroidism
for many years. I was also diagnosed with Hashimoto's syndrome. I had always been prescribed generic RX. From October 2012 until July 2013 I had no blood test
monitoring my thyroid level. During this time I was also using on a daily basis Hydroxycut
tablets. Beginning late January 2013 I starting experiencing symptoms of weight loss
, anxiety and what I call problems with my body's thermostat; heat flashes, sweating, cold. By July I had lost 25 pounds and was, what I call, "out of control." Could not sleep, extremely uptight, jittery, crying, constantly sweating. I was told by my PCP that I needed to see a psychiatrist
. I told her that that was not the problem, that there was something else going on. Finally my TSH level was checked and my reading went from 2.4 in October 2012 to 9. After much more monitoring with new levels I was prescribed 112 mcg and felt great. Having lost faith in my PCP I chose to consult with an endocrinologist
who also tested T3 levels and prescribed nongeneric Synthroid
and Cytomel, and within a few days I was right back where I started. I was uptight, sad, sweaty then cold, and crying for no reason. I was taken off the Cytomel and am now on 112mcg Synthroid and am still sweating, sad, nervous and tearful. I have requested to be put back on the generic and am waiting for an answer to my request. I am praying that that is the answer. Help?