Remove thyroid 17 don't feel right. Any advise

Hi I have my thyroid removed when I was 17 after they could not regulate it. I am now 21 I take 150mg of levothroxine. I have my Tsh levels checked every 3-6 month and they alway come back normal but I just don't feel right. I'm very Moody grumpy and snappy and a nightmare to live with. We have asked to see a specialist but the gp just says no what can I do? Can anyone help??

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  • Welcome to the forum, Rock3rLady.

    Normal is a very broad range. TSH at the top or bottom of range is 'normal' but most people feel well with TSH low and lousy with it high.

    Ask your GP receptionist or practice manager for a printout of your thyroid results with the lab ref ranges (the figures in brackets after results). Post them in a new question and members will advise whether you are optimally medicated.

  • TSH is a lousy indicator when on treatment. The bloods you need tested are T4 and T3. For me I need a high T4 to get my T3 even mid range. Good luck x

  • Also you need good levels of vitamin d, vit b12, ferritin and folate for your medication to work properly. Has your gp tested for any of these. If so lets us know the resuls. If he hasnt ask him too. A lot of gps dont know much about treating thyroid issues. It is not very well covered in their training.

  • Hi I am Goin to GPS tonight so I will get all these checked. Yu can tell they don't really know.

    Thanks for the advice

  • Some people feel better with the addition of T3 even a small amount can make a difference to how you feel. It seems to raise my mood and I dont have a 'foggy' head with the T3 and Levothyroxine. You might need to adjust your dosage of T4 if you take the T3.

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