I have been taking medication for an MPN ( high platelets) and about 2 years ago, it was observed that I had problems with fluctuating TSH levels. I reduced the medication by over 50% ( Interferon Alpha). I currently have some symptoms of hypothyroidism ( severe eyebrow loss, hair loss, weight gain) but have been taking supplements including a B complex and L Tyrosine which appear to help the mood swings and improve my energy levels.
However, I am upset about the hair loss and weight gain and my GP feels if I took Thyroxine that would solve it.
Having read the various posts on this site I am not so convinced and don't want to end up with a drug that causes even more problems. I have asked for a referral to an endocrinologist but feel that the current NHS funding crisis means that this is probably not as easy as it should be.
There is a possibility that I could get a private referral but I just wondered if I was being over cautious and if anyone else could share their experience of taking small doses of thyroxine for fluctuating TSH levels.
Also if I do start taking thyroxine, does that mean that I would be taking it forever?
Thank you for your comments