I feel so very lucky, as I have had such a sympathetic doctor. I am only just over borderline under active, according to blood tests but my doctor looked at all my symptoms and realised this was more of a problem than the blood tests showed. I've gone from being a marathon runner to barely able to run 5k (actually barely able to walk the dog or keep awake), all the classic symptoms tiredness beyond belief, aching muscles, brain fog, low temp, carpal tunnel - you name it I had it. This was a gradual build up but just got so bad a few months ago I went to the doctors. I must confess that up until then, I'd never even heard of an under active thyroid and assumed I had a virus. Of course, now I have read about the illness, I realise this has been coming on for quite some time, I just was always prepared to find an excuse for how I felt (marathon training, stress at work etc). Long and short is I started on 50mg of Levothyroxine and already feel benefits. Absolutely less tired, thankfully less brain fog and feel more alert, so I really feel I am on the right track (again I feel very lucky with this after reading some of your posts). Hope the muscle aches start to improve soon - at the moment I feel like I ran a marathon yesterday judging by the aches in my body.
My B12 levels were a bit low - not low enough that I needed injections but enough that I needed a supplement.
Now I am wondering when I should take all this.
At the moment I am taking Levo first thing and the other supplements in the evening (also take fish oils, glucosomine, magnesium and zinc). Is this okay? Are there some things I shouldn't take together etc. Didn't get much advice on this and I am worried I'll start to counteract effect if I mix things.
Thanks for any advice.