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.