I have no thyroid gland due to surgery. I am taking a dose of 100mcg, which was first prescribed after the operation in 2011. For the first two years I had a constant TSH level of around 2.0.
However, over the last year my TSH has been 0.08 which has had the GPs slightly baffled. This has resulted in one doctor cutting my levothyroxine dosage to 50 and sending my TSH level to 24!! I expressed fear ('I am afraid') but she was so determined that I complied...Anyway, that brought me to this forum.
Thanks to member posts, I learned that the treatment for people without a thyroid should be calculated on body weight as there is no suplementary hormone produced in the body. Then I realised that I had lost 12 kilograms over the last 2 years so the rise in my TSH would be a logical consequence.
At present, I am 60kg which should give me a dosage of 96mcg. How should I take this dosage as that exact amount is not manufactured in a tablet. I have been shown a list of values which include 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150...
I would be grateful for member's advice.