Hello everyone, hope someone can advise. I have vitiligo in addition to a clapped-out thyroid, but I live in the SouthEast of the UK and my GP obviously has no time for the vagaries of thyroid disease. It's hard enough to get an appointment at all, let alone make him take this a bit seriously when I do manage to see him. Anyway, I was being treated for something else, two weeks ago, when my blood tests revealed that:
TSH: (range: 0.27 to 4.2) 4.58
T4: (range: 12 to 22) 19
Nothing 'off the scale', but still a bit of a worry, as previously, my TSH was down to something like 2. Now it's more than 4-and-a-half! I've been taking levothyroxine at 100mcgm for at least six months, although perhaps not leaving enough time between the dosage and a light, fast bit of breakfast. Does it sound as though I should be on a higher dosage of Levo? As I already have an autoimmune disorder (vitiligo) I am prone to others. I'm beginning to feel despondent, as I had thought the dosage was correct. Clearly it isn't. Also, I am hoping to get pregnant, but at 40 and with these lab ranges, it feels as though this will never now happen.
Any advice or even opinion would be gratefully received. I don't feel too bad in myself (especially relative to the way I felt when I wasn't taking any Levo at all), but I do tire quickly and I have to be extremely vigilant in not gaining weight, in spite of being very active and eating well.
In a nutshell, a TSH count of 4.58 is too high, isn't it?