I recently gave myself an increase in my levo without my doctors knowledge because she wouldn't increase my dose. Since last September I've been I've been feeling very tired, lethargic, cold, heavy eyed and completely brain fogged. My doctor thinks I'm on 100/75 mcgs alternate days.
Five weeks ago I increased my dose to 100 mcgs a day. For the first week I felt worse. The following two weeks however were brilliant. I felt amazing - loads of energy, clear head, I felt alive and alert and felt I could take on the world. I could speak eloquently and I felt as if I could cope with anything and I really could not remember feeling that well. I'd forgotten what it was like to feel good and so alive.
However, it was short lived, the last two weeks I have gone back to square one. I am tired, heavy eyed, foggy headed, feel that can't be bothered with anything and anyone and have hardly any energy at all.
Why would this be? No way was that the placebo effect. Its five weeks now since my increase and I know it can take 6 - 8 weeks for it to fully take effect but is a relapse normal so soon? Does this show that Levo is working for me but I am just not getting enough?
The last blood tests I had were in October 2013:
TSH 1.3 (0.5 - 5.5)
FT4 18 (10 -22)
My FT3 has never been tested. My ferritin was low last year but was up to 88 in March. I am due a retest next week. My doctor however refused to test the thyroid again as she said once a year is adequate and will not accept that my thyroid is causing my current symptoms (yes I know we've all heard that before!). My vitamin D was sufficient in April also around 82. I am supplementing with B12 and Folic Acid as B12 was 477 and Folate 6.1 (low in range).
Sorry for the ramble but just feel disappointed and a bit low and teary today. I so desperately want to feel well again, as I know we all do.