Levothyroxine, drug from hell….

1993, about 8 months before Mike & I got married… I was put on 0.01mg of Levothyroxine… only because of my numbers and fatigue… none of us knew about the stroke or brain injuries…

By the time Aug 2018 got here, I was reduced in dosage down to 2 dosages from being off the drug and that was when life turned into a living hell…

I started having real motor skill issues, we still did not have the stroke MRI… I was having lots of issues with articulating…. I was having lots of round robin headaches…. I was having lots of paranoia…. I was having lots of stomach and Gerd and tachycardia problems…. I was losing weight and not trying…. there are more symptoms but you get what I mean…

About a decade ago, I remember reading a neurology paper about head trauma and thyroid glands and other things in the head being impacted and if not aware of TBI, being on thyroid medication can kill you… it pushed me close to that line… those cliffs at the end of the street looked real good about Dec 2018…

Once I got the MRI on 12/26/18 and the subsequent MRA a couple of weeks later and knew I had no brain issues that would cause the problems I was having… I quit Levothyroxine…

7 weeks later and I feel so much better….

Paranoia… gone…

Fine Motor Skill issues… gone…

Round robin headaches… gone…

Double vision… gone and my other eye, is a cataract…

Severe depression… gone… stroke depression is still there…

Now I have gained weight and I expected it… but I am doing PT and exercising at home… made it 7 mins on the elliptical with 5 pounds of weights on each ankle and 2 pound weights on each wrist… plus doing all the PT stuff they taught me… I can see a change in my balance, dizzy, strength and agility…. Now if only sleep was happening… Maybe after we move…

I had read that Levothyroxine complaints from many other people and mostly women…

It is a drug designed to control women and nothing about it is beneficial… It made my life a living hell for 26 years…. and I will  never take it again…

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I Remember… Margie… always in pain…

Sgt. USAF DAV