I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 15 years ago. In that time I swing between over and under with my medication changing as low as 50mg to 150mg to different doses each day! I am well for some time then back to all the overwhelming fatigue, fuzzy head, foggy, aching limbs, lack of motivation etc I was off work last year for three months before I felt better. My Doctor said I was in normal limits and refused to do anything and wanted to treat me for depression! Eventually I got a different Doctor to agree an increase in levothyroxine and I was better within 24 hours. Then after 4 months I went over so dose reduced to every other day! Then still over after 2 months so back to original dose when I was ill! Now I have been 7 months relatively well - odd day feeling tired then suddenly a couple of weeks ago I had three days out of 5 days where I could do absolutely nothing as so unwell and tired. I had to stay with a friend as it came on PM and I could not drive home! Rather than wait for all the blood tests etc I took an extra 25mg once only when I got home and felt better. A week later took another extra dose and now feel on track. I spoke to the Doctor who says I should not self medicate so blood tests again. The Doctors will not refer me to a specialist! what shall I do? What should my blood tests be? I only have FSH levels measured. any advice before my blood tests which I can't have done this week as no appointments!
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