I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism last Aug after having a blood test for neck pain. The results of the blood test were TSH 36.5 (0.4-5.5) and T4 7.6 (10.3-24.5) . I was started on Levothyroxine 100 mcg for 3 months I had a few symptoms on this palpitations, occasional diarrhoea but felt generally ok. When my blood was checked after three months my result was TSH 0.01 T4 21.1 (10.3-24.5) my doctor then put my dose down to 50mcg. Had another blood test 3 months later and the results were TSH 3.51 (0.4-5.5), T4 14.8 (10.3-24.5) the doctor seemed happy with the levels so kept me on this dose,I was told to have a blood test done in a years time.
I was fine on the dose to start with, joints were better, energy levels up, sleeping better. Decided that I would try the intermittent fasting diet or 5:2 diet to loss some weight, which started to work. Was even thinking of taking up jogging again. Then a few more weeks later started to have a return of symptoms joint pain, tiredness the weight stopped coming off. Got in touch with my GP and asked if I could have my levels checked. The results from this blood test were TSH 2.55 0.4-5.5) T4 12.6 (10.3-24.5) which he seemed happy with.
When I had my blood tests done I did not take my morning dose of Levothyroxine before the blood test and am unsure if that was the correct thing to do? I can't help but worry that a year is a long time to go before being re tested. Has anyone got similar levels and what dose medication has the doctor prescribed? I am also wondering if maybe the intermittent fasting might have maybe not been such a good idea from the nutritional point of view.
Any comments and advice would be welcome. Thanks in advance.