I've been on levothyroxine for one week now after discovering my free t4 and t3 are both below the normal range despite a normal TSH.
I'm starting on 50mcg a day and have been taking this for a week. I had an extremely busy weekend with social events due to end of university term and working as a waitress at a very busy restaurant.
Last week I was happy that I had finally found out the cause of why I'd felt so terrible for a long time with all the classic hypo symptoms and was looking forward to taking the meds to get better. However the last 3 days I've been so so tired and depressed, like so much more than before.
I'm not sure whether it's the medication or whether my really busy weekend has just taken it out of me, especially now I know how low my thyroid hormones are and have been.
Can anyone help? Does it get better? I'm seeing the doctor tomorrow am trying to get a referral. Is anything else other than levothyroxine actually prescribed in the UK?
NB my blood test results are :
Free t3 2.7 (3-7)
Free t4 10.8 (12-22)