I've been on levo since 10 June this year. I started on 75 mcg and the improvement was instant and sustained. I gave it six weeks and then upped my dose to 100mcg and that seemed to be even better. After 6 weeks on 75mcg and 5 weeks on 100 mcg I'd lost 13.5lbs with calorie counting (something that had been impossible before) and was feeling really good.
At that point I got myself tested and the results came back TSH <0.02 and FT4 28.3 (9-26). I explained to my GP that I was satisfied I wasn't hypER because I had an average basal body temperature of 36.1 and I was still pretty badly constipated, but in an effort to keep him onside, we agreed that I would drop my dose to 75/100 alternately. It did occur to me afterwards that I probably fouled up the test by taking my levo the night before. Schoolboy error!
After five weeks on the lower dose, all my symptoms are creeping back and I have lost no weight since the change in dose (I have two more stone to lose). My average basal body temperature is now 35.9 and when I took my temp before I went to bed the other night (just out of curiosity) it was 34.3! I'm having a lot of trouble with low BP as well. It was 83/55 on Sunday night and I felt awful.
I've got a drawer full of levo and a doc who acknowledges that I am monitoring myself more closely than he ever could, so I'm very tempted to up the dose again.
What would you do?