New to this site, but feeling at my wit's end and didn't know where else to turn.
So in 2013, I had a blood test checking my TSH levels, as I've got a mum and two aunts with hypothyroidism. It later transpires that the level was 5.7 at the time but my doctors never told me about it and over time I guess it was forgotten about.
In December last year (2014) I went back to the doctor and said look doc, I feel dreadful. I am 29years old, female, a keen runner, and only a couple of lbs overweight! I'm a vegan and eat a very healthy diet. I don't think I should be feeling this....well, crap? Tired, grouchy, no energy, dry and lifeless hair and skin.
So he had a dig through my records and found this 2013 result but said it was too old to now act on so I'd have to go back for another test.
So December 14 I have a blood test again, and got my results which the GP said was now normal, and dismissed previous result as a possible virus. I wasn't at all happy to just go away and forget about it because I still felt terrible! So...he said we'll send you can come back for another test in March.
So March this year, got my results back, lo and behold TSH is now 6.3 and he puts me on levothyroxine 25mcg. He will only give me a month's worth at a time for now. I went for a check in July to test how I was getting on with the medication and it shows level is now 4.19. I had started to feel a bit better actually, but in the last couple of weeks have started to go downhill again.
I am due for another check in mid October, but in the meantime I feel that my dose could be higher to get that TSH down a bit more, but the GP says it is fine now??
Am I right in thinking we should be aiming for lower TSH than 4.19? I just feel my doctor is not interested!
Thanks for your input, id love to know if anyone else has had a similar experience and how it worked out.