It's officially a year since diagnosis and treatment began for Hashis/Hypo. Since then life has got better but not quite the best (medically speaking). I/docs haven't quite managed to get my dose right - possibly because the last 2 blood tests they don't even check T4, let alone T3! I only have TSH result:
7.5 (range 0.05 – 4.5): Medication increased back to 200mcg (from 175/200 alternating)
March: - Asked for Vit D to be tested, they didn't do it
0.8 (range 0.05 – 4.5): Medication decreased back to 175/200 alternating
3.4 (range 0.05 – 4.5): No action
From the May result I increased my thyroxine myself to 200 per day and have been on it for about 6 weeks now. Last year I would have waited or asked the GP what to do but I was feeling rotten and felt confident I needed the boost.
My problem at the moment is the following, and I've tried to categorise so I'm sorry if I'm wrong!:
Tiredness/fatigue but mainly in the morning now (I notice a pick up late afternoon)
Weight gain (this year I've put on a stone)
Diarrhea for past 2 weeks (TMI at this time in the morning?)
I've recently just moved house and I've started to cycle to work. It feels like a massive undertaking to do so but I enjoy it and I want to lose this horrible weight and get my body healthy and fit again.
My GP's have finally started regular B12 injections and I had asked for an increase recently which was denied. I believe (hope) ferritin levels are fine since I've been on iron tablets since last June and have reduced to a maintenance dose.
So I guess the question is should I reduce my dose because of the D and hair thinning? Am I asking too much to want to feel healthy again?