My problem with thyroid started when I was 60 years old. In the morning, when I was getting out of my bed, I felt extremely week physically and mentally. During the day, when I was laying down for a short nap, my legs were soon getting very cold. Gradually I was getting more sensitive to cold in general, but only my legs were really affected and only when I was lie in horizontal position.
Over the following years, as I sometimes was feeling very bad, (I was very week, sweating, my skin was itching), it has been establish by my family doctor that the synthroid 0.075 mg. is the right dose to cover deficiency of my thyroid stimulating hormone.
At present I am 82 years old. I take synthroid 0.075 mg. every day. I swim, go for a walk and feel very good in general. Unfortunately my legs get very cold, much colder that in the past and only when I lie in bed, even as I am dress very warm and covered with 3 thick blankets. It prevents me from sleeping which creates many other problems. I am not getting referral to an endocrinologyst .
Is it possible to help me with this problem? My t.s.h. is now 5.2
Thank you for your time,
Medications: Synthroid 0.075 mg., Rabeprasole, Nadole, Spirolactone
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