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Afraid to take these Meds

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Hi everybody,
Some already know I went in for a surgery Oct 20th and made it thru fine, got home late the next day. So I'm a little over a week post-op. Before I went in I had bloodwork done for the hospital but also for another doc unrelated to the surgery. Their office called about results when I was gone so I called Monday of this past week.

The nurse says that the bloodwork came back low thyroid and called in Generic Synthroid low dose to the pharmacy. 50 MCG once a day and see him in 3 months. I read up on side effects and some sound so anxiety insommnia related I'm like, hell with this shit!!!

I feel more hyper than hypo thyroid--- and it comes down to fear and trust (lack of) regarding my doctor. I really wanted to talk to him lots of times b-4 the hospital and no calls back. Now he wants me to take something I'm afraid of with no discussion.

I'm afraid I'll end up worse. I have taken it yesterday and today but am debating tossing them out. Anybody tired of feelin like a drug reps dream? Or anybody ever hear of feeling hyper but being hypo? I know this is a medical question but I posted it here cuz my fear is of course on the mental side. Thx,
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Hey Jake Old Buddy of mine... how the hell are you?

Listen... Awhile ago, I had a blood test come back , said I had a low postassium level, Doc wanted me to take Postassium supplement he called in. Now This raised a red flag with me especially when I read the side effects..... I also was concerned that it might have been a lab error because I have never had low potassium before on any blood tests. Well I got so worked up , i went to the emergency room and because of the way I was feeling I asked them to do a complete lab including potassium .... guess what it was perfect, I worried for nothing, why the doctor didn't order a follow up test right a way when one lousy blood test came back this way out of all the blood tests I had, I don't understand why he wouldn't double check the test before writing an unnecessary prescription.

My advice ... double check the lab work, get another blood test and if it comes back the same then perhaps you should take the meds.

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