Good afternoon all, I have been Hypothyroid for 13 years now and struggled through never feeling myself. I have always put it down to stress as I have a son with learning disability and complex health needs (has to live in nursing care) I also am a contract worker and have a stressful job when I feel able to work. Anyway I have noticed my intolerance to work has increased the last few years ie have to finish by 16,00 and I can only do 4 days. I am also needing more and more weeks/ months off in between to recover. Mid June I noticed that I was not recovering from a stressful situation at work, my concentration and memory deteriorated and the low level chronic depression I seem to always suffer got worse along with fatigue, pain in legs and other symptoms. I lost my contract. I had the blood test results end of june and levothyroxine was increased from 50mcg to 75mcg. (I didn't know the results)
I have just been back to see another GP and after all your helpful info asked for a print out of results.
T4 is 18.3pmol/L 8.00-21.00pmol/L
TSH is 0.01mu/L 0.40-4.50mu/L it also said on print out -suggests over replacement target for T4 treatment is TSH within reference range.
although the other GP was requesting I come in to see them this one said that I shouldn't really need a change as TSH levels are just out side normal. I told her I could barely get off the sofa I am so fatigued and I am crying all the time. GP has increased my dose to 100mcg to see if that makes me feel any better and is sending me for blood tests for chronic fatigue syndrome.
Any advise I would be grateful as I have realised just what I have been putting up with. Over the last few years have become totally isolated as I haven't had the energy to have any social relationships.