My mother is a PTC patient. The doctor's had increased her dose of Thyronorm from 150 to 250 mcg. In the begining she was ok but after around 28 days she started to get symptoms like shortness of breath, heart palpitations, loss of appetite and weakness. They started to get worse by the day. TFTs tests showed her FT4 and FT3 were very high. The endo decreased the dose to 200 mcg but still she wasn't improving and we had to rush her to ER a couple of times! The endo asked us to stop Thyronorm for 4 days and then restart with 150 mcg and she put her on Beta Blocker Metoprolol 50 mg twice per day.
Although the symptoms such as shortness of breath and heart palpitations have improved. She is extremely weak and getting weaker by the day. We have been giving her fresh fruit juices, supplements like Ensure besides normal food but it seem's like her body isn't absorbing them :( . She has zero appetite. The endo says it is most probably caused by her being depressed. Does anybody here know what is going on? What can we do to help her? we are going through a nightmare