So I've got Hashimoto's (apparently!) as mega hi anti-bodies showed up in test last year and started on Levo. Felt rubbish earlier in year levels re-checked and T4 13 (9-21) and TSh 4.4 (0.2-4.5) so Doc has increased my levo from 50 to 75 per day - due back in 2 weeks for another re-test and she said it's probably that she will put me up to 100.
She was meant to re-check it 2 weeks ago but I was feeling a little bit better .......... not a lot, but I could manage through 2 or 3 days without needing a 2hr afternoon nap rather than a daily one so there was an improvement but now I feel just as run down, emotional and a wiped out and exhausted as I did when I first spoke to her!
Unfortunately she's on holiday for 2 weeks now and I don't want to go and see another GP (one told me before when I spoke to him about not being able to lose weight (was in about something else) that it was an age thing and I just needed to do more, and the other GP said the tiredness and problems with my periods was perimenopause so this nice GP is the only one that's actually stopped and gone "wait a minute" and looked into it.
Im fortunate in that I run my own business and work from home so if I need to take a break then I can, I just have to work in the evening to compensate but honestly, just now I just want to sleep all the time - even after an 11 or 12hr sleep at night and work is suffering as well.
Im looking up online and seeing a lot of correlation with going Gluten Free and that helping some people (seems like a lot of people, tho I do see references to people where it's not made a difference). My daughter is gluten intollerant - they reckon she is full blown coeliac because of other joint problems and symptoms but because she reacts so badly to gluten she can't go through the testing process as it makes her so ill she would need to be hospitalised for 6 weeks! I don't have any stomach troubles when I eat gluten containing products but Im wondering whether it's worth a shot? does it really help that much?
Im also seeing about avoiding caffeine which is fine as I don't drink tea or coffee (no more diet coke for me then - not that I have much anyway!) but I really could do with some caffeine tablets at the mo just to get me through!! Is there anything else that can be taken as a "quick boost" for a short term?
Thanks & sorry for the moaning - bad day today!