Hi Guys, I recently post this post below... And the help and feedback I received was amazing. I have interesting blood results from my latest tests and would like some more advice / discussion on what you think may have happened.
Here is my original post:
I'm 22 and been on 50mg of Levo for 8 months. The first 3-4 months for me were horrific, feeling tired anxious and emotionally all over the place, within the last 8 weeks I have really improved and started to feel like 'me' again, however my blood results came back as 'within range' so my doctor suggested lowering me to 25mg. I firmly told him that I wasn't quite comfortable to do that yet as I've only just started to improve and I show no signs of overdosing, I'm still cold, dry skin, a long day at work and I'm passed out in bed by 8pm etc...
Fortunately he agreed with me and said he will send me for another blood test and leave me on 50mg and we would review it next time I saw him.
When I went to pick up my prescription last week I had seen another doctor at my practice (who I have never been dealt with) had signed my prescription off but only offered me 25mg!! I tried asking the receptionist but as she kept telling me she was just the receptionist and didn't know!
As I needed my meds I have been doubling up every morning so the pills come up to 50mg, however the day before my blood test I only took 25mg and on the day I didn't eat or take my meds prior to the test.
I then felt grotty the following day, could that be a result of this? Also how effective do you think it is not taking Levo before blood tests?
I am now awaiting my results and have an appointment with the doctor in 2 weeks. I want to go armed with as much knowledge as possible so any advice is welcome! Also are the doctors allowed to lower your dosage without consent? I felt totally violated and upset because they aren't the ones who suffer!"
SO, even though newly prescribed 25mg, I doubled up so am still on 50mg... but I almost feel the results reflect what I would have expect on 25mg? I still feel fine in myself, I finally started work again this month, I do get tired in the evenings but compared to what I have been through it is not bothering me. I just feel really happy and healthier again... yet my levels seem to be on a roller coaster!
Can someone confirm that my last set of results show under active? What does it mean when my TSH is so high?!
My blood results came in yesterdays and were as followed
T4 = 13 (Range 9 - 22)
TSH = 11.8 (Range 0.35-5.5)
2 months ago
T4 = 23
TSH = 0.5
4 months ago
T4 - 14.4
TSH - 1.15
8 months ago
T4 - 8.9
TSH - 8.63
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH IN ADVANCE