Hello to all
I am fairly new to this site, I just wanted some advice about increasing my thyroxine without asking my GP/endo.
I have hashimotos and started on 25 then 50mcgs thyroxine in Dec 13, I felt well until Feb 14 when I seem to have a very sudden tight swelling around my neck, dizziness and hyper symptoms, panicky and anxious, in the past 3 weeks these symptoms are much calmer (after 5 long months) but now I feel tired, heaviness in my arms and legs, slightly swollen ankles, and still dizzy occasionally. Last appt with the endo was In May, he listened to my symptoms, advised that I stick to 25mcgs, he said my blood results did not reflect hyper, in fact he said my dose could be increased if I was feeling tired, he didn't think my symptoms were due to thyroid but my neck was so uncomfortable I know it was, I couldn't be bothered to argue with him. I was reluctant to increase the dose at the time because of hyper feeling.
Would it be really terrible if I increased to 50mcgs alternate days maybe without asking or should I just wait?
I think my TSH was 3.5 (range was 0.5. - 6). T4 was 15 range 9 - 22.
I'm not due to see him until August.
Thanks for any advice,