Just got my 6th mth blood test results. Remembered not to take levo before the test this time (thanks to advice on this forum.) TSH up from 1.7 to 2.5 which is still mid range. Saw a young female locum who tried to say "carry on with current dose and back in 6 mths". She agreed my raised cholesterol could be thyroid related. My usual Dr says it isn't.
As she seemed a bit more clued up than my GP i thought "right, go for it". I told her that I have been following this forum and trying to understand my disease and I have read here that people feel better when TSH is close to 1. When she shook her head I said so how come I still have all these symptoms; tired, sore scalp, failing hair, dry skin, lump in throat, difficulty swallowing etc.etc. She started asking about menopause but I'm way past that so clearly that's not the reason I feel lousy.
She examined my throat - a first! Then said she would up my dose. RESULT!! I am delighted.
I'm not expecting a miracle but I do hope this will make some difference and along with some dietary changes I've been making, help me back to something like normal. It's the first time I've stood up to a Dr with the weight of this forum behind me. It feels great.