Some of you will already know me from the PA community. 10 months ago I posted that my B12 treatment seemed to have stopped working? I have struggled badly ever since!
I suspected a thyroid problem, due to the symptoms I have (which are tiredness, fatigue, poor memory, lack of concentration, feeling nervous all the time, tinnitus, leg muscles twitching, problems controlling my weight (weight gain if I eat a normal meal!). I went to see the local doc, and was tested for TSH, T4 & T3, and the doc told me "nothing wrong with your thyroid", but I did not see the actual results, and neither did he! The results came back in a colour format, where green was OK and red was not OK! The thyroid test showed green! The only test that showed red was for cholesterol, which was high. Doc just told me to do some exercise, and not eat cheese!
I have been able to buy some levothyroxine 25mcg, and want to "self medicate", but I have done some reading, and it does not sound like a good idea, as the dosage has to be based on blood test results?
Unfortunately, my doctor is not of any help whatsoever, and it is very doubtful if he would even do another thyroid test!
I do not have access to any private health care!
My question would be, is it safe to self medicate, and adjust my dosage based purely on symptoms?
I would intend to start with 25mcg daily, over a 4 week period, and then increase to 50mcg daily.
I hate feeling ill all the time, and it is so difficult to work!
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.