I am now 42. I had a thyroidectomy aged 16 as very very hyper. The operation didn't work fully and at 19 I had radioactive iodine.
For years I managed to control weight and had good memory etc. with a moderate feeling of well being until 4 years ago with 100mcg per day. But then I picked up 4 stone with no change in eating habits. I get cramps all the time. My TSH is way off the charts. The doctor increased dosage to 200mcg but no effect. I work away from home 5 days a week so difficult to get specialist care.
I don't believe Levothryoxine is helping me. Since increase in dose I have more cramps, memory is dreadful and I cannot remember ever feeling well.
Who can I see? What can I do? Seeing local GP is not an option because I'm only home Saturday and Sunday and during the week work from 7am to 7pm in Glasgow.
I've heard of other drugs available - Armour. Is this an option?
Pse give me your advice as honestly, I just need to feel well again. And remember, sometimes it is not always possible to seek specialist care on an ongoing basis when you are not being paid for being at work. So go easy.