This is my first post on here, but I have had so much great help and advice from reading other posts. Diagnosed in April with hypothyroidism. Started on 50mg of levothyrioxine which was increased to 75mg in August. The GP listened and agreed to up my dose, as I was still having a lot of symptoms even although I was in range TSH 1.88 (0.4 - 4.0). Today I returned to see a different GP as no appointments available for the other. My TSH was 2.46 (0.4 - 4.0). She point blank refused to increase my dose, even although my symptoms are worse than first diagnosed. I told her about the Dr Toft research...Not accepted. She said I had Post Viral Fatigue! and asked me if I was depressed. I filled up with tears, not one bit of empathy shown. I was told to return in 2 months for a full blood test. I left in tears and she made no attempt to call me back in to discuss. As I write this I am in tears and so angry with my treatment today. You start to doubt how your feeling and wonder why GPs are so reluctant to up the dose, when I clearly listed lots of thyroid symptoms.I had to laugh at one point when she told me to have a couple of days rest every couple of days. How? I work full-time as a teacher and a mum to 5 year old twins!
I would appreciate all your thoughts and suggestions.