Hello, hoping for some advice!
About 8 weeks ago my TSH was over 100 and my free T4 was 3.0. My consultant put me on 50mcg of thyroxine and my results 8 weeks later were a TSH of 15.2 (range 0.25-5) and Free T4 of 14.6 (range 9-23).
My consultant has recommended doubling my TSH to 100mcg. I however think is too high a dose - the last time I was on this level my TSH became completely suppressed, and my Free T4 went to 33.5! I lost 4kgs in 2 weeks and became very jittery!
The background to this is that I need to get my levels stable before I start on a second round of IVF. I need to get my TSH to below 2 ideally and my free T4 in range.
I have therefore started taking 75mcg as opposed to the 100mcg he recommends (by splitting the pills), and am having no ill effects. However, I'm wondering should I just follow his advice to take the 100mcg and that perhaps it was the fact that I went straight from 100mcg from nothing last time that caused me this ill effects and my swing to overactive.
Be grateful for any thoughts.