Hi, I am new to this page and wondering if anyone can help me. I was diagnosed with under active thyroid after suffering with constipation for 2 yrs. They didn't test me for thyroid as I was a size 6/8 so they assumed I have stress related IBS. I was on 50mg Levo for 6 years but in 2010 they increased my dose wrongly to 75mg and caused me to get racing heart and lost loads of weight etc, made me quite poorly. Had to start on beta blockers as having panic attacks until thyroid back to normal. Since this my thyroid was all over all the time and they couldn't get the meds right.
I was taking different amounts at different times of the day and split doses to try and get a balance. In the end I stopped taking everything and in 2012 after loads of blood tests they found my thyroid had started to work again! Since then I have had checks and it's been normal. I started to feel abit sluggish and foggy brained over Christmas and putting a little weight on so decided maybe needed another test. I am bang in the middle of the range for T4 (range 10-21) but my TSH is 4.39 (range is 0.27-4.2). My doc knows I'm really sensitive now to Levo as suffered irregular heart beats since 2010 error so only wants me to take half a 25mg Levo tab a day to see if this slight dose will put me back into the range.
My argument is that why can it just work ok on its own and could it be anything else. He said flatly no but after reading all your comments and other sites and what people say about vitamins and other levels, I'm not convinced. We really want to start a family and I know my thyroid needs to be correct for this to happen and if this means taking the Levo I'll have to but I just wondered if anyone has had any experiences of the TSH just been slightly out of range and whether gluten free, diary free and getting my vit levels checked will make this much of a difference. I'm finally learning to cope with my funny beats now and then and haven't had any panic attacks for ages that I'm scared the Levo will start all this again. I know I could be wrong but I just remember all the going on and feel scared to take. Thank you for reading this.