My need for thyroxine has increased quite dramatically and I have responded to my hypo symptoms by self-medicating, but I'm feeling a bit worried now. (I have no thyroid, since 2011.)
I think my dosage changed in the summer when I first got cramps and fatigue on my Levo dose of 100, so I increased it to 125 for around 15 days which stopped the symptoms. Then, I was offered Novothyronal (T4 of 100 & T3 of 30) but I felt uncomfortable so stopped it after 3 weeks (I think now think I had slight Hypo symptoms on that dose).
Now I am taking a dose of 250, which has gradually built up over the last 2 weeks. I feel worried before slightly increasing it but once I take the extra amount my symptoms recede and a sense of well-being returns.
Last March my dose was cut to 50 Levo by a very unknowledgable doctor who assumed benign authority and I naively trusted her. That sent my TSH levels to 24 and my FT4 was fractionally just above the normal level (they didn't test the Ft3 and i didnt know to request it, back then). Since then, my levels have fluctuated.
Also, with 3 bouts of Hypo since March I have gained 1 stone in body weight which may be a factor..??
I also became hypothyroid in June 2013 with a TSH of 6 and accompanying symptoms so I'm not sure if I've experienced symptoms since my TT but didn't recognise them.
Could anyone give some advice, please.?