Just wondered why those of us that have Hashimotos or have had our thyroid removed for whatever reason, have problems with our gp continually trying to reduce our strength of levothyroxine. Our thyroids are non fuctional and will never work again, therefore we must need quite a high dose of Levothyroxine, as the pill is our only source of the hormone now.
If you have had a complete thyroid removal, is it possible to control a patient with just 25/50/or 75mg of thyroxine, surely those lower doses are for patients that still produce some thyroxine themselves.
I am on 125mg levothyroxine but feel I need a bit more maybe 150mg. I have been called for a review blood test, which I am ignoring. Last time I had a blood test the practice nurse wanted to reduce me to 75mgs! The locum let me stay on 125mg, I really don't think my surgery knows what they are doing. The practice nurse seems to see everyone I wonder if a permanent doctor actually works there anymore!