After two years of struggling with feeling exhausted and many other symptoms it appears I may have be getting somewhere. To cut a long story short, I haven't felt well for over two years, feeling tired all the time, brain fog, aches and pains and serious mood swings and feelings of anxiety and depression for no apparent reason.
After many visits and tests by doctors who offered no explanation for the way I felt except to say it was stress related I was eventually referred to a sleep clinic as I have trouble sleeping. They did a blood test and discovered that my TSH was slightly high at 4.75, two more tests have been done since measuring 5.63 and 6.75.
I had an appointment today with my GP to discuss the issues and he believes that they are on the high side but claimed that my T3 and T4 results were fine although he couldn't find them and suggested that that they may not have even tested for that as my TSH tests weren't that abnormal. I reminded him about all of my other symptoms and he suggested I should start taking a light dose (25 Micro Grams) of levothyroxine.
I paid for my prescription but I believe I can get this for free in the future but I have a few questions that I would like answers too.
Does the advice I am being given sound about right? He suggests I have some more bloods done in 3 months to see if it has improved things. How long should it be before I start to feel any improvements? Is the dosage enough to make improvements and is there anything else I should be taking to help my overall recovery.
Anything anyone can add would be really appreciated.