This is my first post, i am sorry in advance it is so long
I am 60 years old and have been on thyroxine for 26 years, i was first discovered with an under active thyroid after
the birth on my daughter, my symptom were tired hair loss etc .. however i have a phobia of hospitals and doctors
so it takes a lot for me to go, let alone have regular blood tests , over the years i have only had maybe one blood test for my thyroid once every 3/4 years but never have i been told it was important to have more regular checks
by the doctors, they have all been aware of my phobia but left it to me to brave a visit when i felt i can go.
i cannot remember the dose i was given to begin with but it was higher than i am on now, over the last 10 years plus i have gone from 200 to 250, then 3 years ago was reduced to 125, but i have now had so many symptoms
hair loss, cannot loose weight but really don't eat a lot, pains in my back hips and unable to walk far to many symptoms to mention .. so i went for another test last week convinced i need more thyroxine .. the test came back today i am unable to go the doctor still stressed out by the visit i made last week .. the message on my results were test abnormal to much thyroxine and said if i was taking 75 reduce to 50.. but they know i am on 125
and unhelpful receptionist just say nothing .. apart from i nee dot repeat the test in 6 weeks .. so i don't know how much to reduce my does by and they don't seam bother about checking with the doctor so i am stumped, i am tempted to reduce my dose by 50 because after reading the symptom of overdose and even taking the drug i feel like i have lost year of health through lack of understanding the drug.