I've been taking levothyroxine since the age of 18, 150 mcg. My hypothyroidism was picked up as in incidental finding, and I had no further investigations as to why my thyroid had chosen to pack it in so young. I'm guessing this must be a funding issue. Anyway, I'm now 22 and have just requested to see my results from the past few years, as I'm always told they're in the normal range but still feel all wrong. There's a real pattern of my TSH falling and falling, while my free T4 is going up and down while on the higher side of normal, some tests showing it going over the normal range. My dose of thyroxine has always remained the same.
I don't feel right and haven't for years. I'm exhausted, thyroid exhausted, you know? But often can't sleep properly or deeply. My hair and skin is dry, I'm puffy, my voice sounds husky and odd . . . I don't know what I can do to feel better. I've read so much about combined T3 therapy and having T3 levels checked, might that help? My GP is so useless, although is great at prescribing anti-depressants rather than actually doing anything. Any suggestions as to what I should request or research about? Thank you so much in advance.