I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's 10 years ago. About 5 years ago, I was put on Nature Throid at 1/4 grain, which worked well up until 2 weeks ago.
At the beginning of this November, I discovered I was allergic to Yeast containing products, so decided to change up my diet, and went off all yeast containing products, and subsequently also went 90% gluten free as well.
Well, after two weeks on my new diet, everything wend sideways. I started having hyper thyroid issues, high anxiety, talking to fast, moving to fast, not sleeping, diarrhea, very bad mood swings, raging out etc.
My doctor had me cut my 1/4 grain in half and that was too strong, so we decided that perhaps it was best to stop my meds altogether.
Well I am two weeks off everything and I cannot stop sleeping, and I am feeling very moody and depressed, and am having nausea, intestinal pain, no appetite, sweaty, head feels swimmy, I feel weak, etc. And know that this isn't the flu or anything like that.
We tested me 4 days off my meds and my tests all came back looking fine. However I feel that 4 days was too soon to get a good read...... I am wondering, now that it's been two week off all meds, would I get a better read on where my thyroid levels are, or do I need to wait 2 more weeks, at the 1 months mark to see where my thyroid function really is? I am so confused.
I assume I am going through withdrawals from not having the meds in my systems. And am wondering, if I really don't need them anymore due to going gluten free, and perhaps putting my thyroid into remission, would I still go through withdrawals?
So basically, I don't know whether I feel horrible just from withdrawals, or whether I still need the medication... and I don't know when it would be the best time frame to retest? Would 2 weeks be enough time off of everything, or do I need to wait a month?
Any thoughts on this would be great, as I really feel like poop.