I have been on levothyroxine for about 15 years now, and just accepted that doctors knew what they were doing. I have never felt entirely well since I was first diagnosed, and have repeatedly been backward and forward to the doctors complaining about aches and pains, disturbed sleep and a general inability to cope with day to day life at my worst. I have NEVER had my underactive thyroid explained to me.
I have been going to Slimming World to lose weight, and was doing so a bit slower than others, but it was working.
All of a sudden, a weight gain, hair loss, dry skin.... the whole lot.
I went for a blood test and was told my TSH was 0.9 and my levothyroxine was to be reduced.
This was the point at which I started to search online for help and advice. I have been bombarded with information on TSH levels, T3 and T4, Hashimotos and adrenal fatigue, and to be honest I have no idea what all these things are or whether I have them or not.
I see that a low TSH means heading toward hyper, but how can I be hyper when I have all the symptoms of hypo and always have? Will the reduced dosage of levothyroxine mean I will put on tons of weight? Will I ache and pain and feel even more fatigued than I already do?
AND.... please, can anyone suggest what I do now? Thank you