Thyroid UK
82,924 members97,966 posts

Understanding me

Hello, first time post.

I am a 23 year old male, I have been diagnosed with a underactive thyroid for about 18months now and it's ruining my life. I have been on 150mg of levo for the whole time, but feel no better. I've been to the GP numerous times and they just say bloods are fine, do you want depression tablets. From reading on here it seems like a common issue. I have until today never sat and read about the condition and just left it to what the doctor told me. So can anyone recommend any important things to read.

Finally understanding me. I'm lucky to have an amazing fiancé who supports me with everything but I'm struggling to describe how I feel. I am currently off sick from work (only a few days) but feel I cannot explain to her how bad I feel. It is my fault because for the last year I have always just made a joke about it and not taken it seriously.

P.s going to GP today to get all my blood results to look at them myself and to beg to see a specialist.



3 Replies

Get a copy of those results because I bet they are in no way "normal "

Ask your GP to order a Free T3 test and to put on the form ????????????Hypopituraity /central hypothyroid otherwise the NHS labs wont do the test

Without knowing your T3 result NO ONE inc doctors can tell whether your body is able to convert the T4 in levothyroxine into the T3 all your body cells rely upon

Also its vital that you are tested for




Vit d3

THEY MUST ALL BE HALFWAY in their ranges or your body simply cannot utilise the levothyroxine

( plenty of research to back this up )

1 like

Hi Ben, once you get those results and post them here you will get very good advice from people on this forum as to what they mean and what to do next.


Welcome to the forum, Benforest.

There is wealth of information on but you could start with the links below.

As you are feeling so unwell it would be a good idea to ask your GP to check ferritin, vitamin D, B12 and folate. Levels are often low or deficient in hypothyroid patients and this can cause musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and low mood similar to hypothyroid symptoms.


You may also like...