I was diagnosed this morning but looking back my symptoms started about a year ago.
I used to have an over active thyroid as a child and was always on build up drinks as i could not put on weight ironic now really. I am 39 now
I started feeling unwell had lots of sore throats which i kept going back to the dr's for since Jan 2013. I then started having severe bleeding on my monthly cycles. In September I went back to the dr's as I had no energy at all and was tired all the time and felt like i had something stuck in my throat all the time.I was sent for bloods to check my iron and B12 they done a test for my thyroids as well, the iron and B12 came back fine they told me my throid was a bit low and they wanted to monitor my thyroid so i was sent again for bloods this Tuesday and the dr called me straight away to say they have a prescription for me.
My first bloods are:
TSH is 10.48
T4 is 7.3
These really mean nothing to me but the dr has put me straight on Levothyroxine 50 micrograms is this high for my first dosage?
I have been taking Tranexamic for severe bleeding during my cycle will i be able to stop taking these once the Levothyroxine starts working?
They want me to be re checked in three months.
Sorry i have so much to learn about this condition my niece who's 14 had her groiter removed last year because she had cancer there does it really run in the family is my daughter at risk?