Hi, well after being told I was only borderline Hypo (November) and reluctantly put on 25mcg Levo my GP now wants me to come off of it again.
Just been to see her. They tested my Estrogen levels 6 weeks ago and they were low so upped my HRT patch. I felt worse, so cut my patch in half!! I have just told her all this. She looked at me like I was crazy when I said that I had read that HRT can reduce the absorption of the levo and even more so when I told her id cut the patch in half.
She said as my TSH and T4 were only borderline I probably don't need the levo and they want to steady my Estrogen for the next 3 months then she will retest all of it again.
She said the guidelines from the Endo's are that unless the TSH shows actual Thyroid problems then you shouldn't be on meds as they are dangerous. (I understand they can be if you don't need them).
I tried to say that the TSH isn't always reflective on how you actually feel and your symptoms...... she didn't answer really.
I asked if I can see an Endo and she said if I still feel poorly in 3 months she will refer me. But now i'm thinking they will say the same as her anyhow!!
So, worried the horrendous tiredness will come back again as it went when I took Levo within a few days.
But, I can see her thinking... she wants to level out my hormones first then see how I feel.
Suppose its the only way for me to know for sure if it a Thyroid problem??
(I have a very strong family history of HYPO).