I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a couple of week back.
Sorry .. I don't know the lab ranges or ft3 etc as I don't think they were tested.
I didn't actually have many symptoms
.. just I was very very tired. And feeling down and cold. I didn't gain weight but my hair is a bit thinner.
My CEA level were checked as I've had breast cancer twice (so its pretty standard... along with other tumour markers).. and it was 6. Should be below 5.
I started Levo at 25mg 10 days ago.
My weight is 53kg if this helps.
I do feel better .. not so much effort to drag myself out of bed.. etc
A) I have dropped a couple more pounds ... (I'm in no way complaining... just wondered if that was right?)
B) the left side of my neck is really tender to touch and when i move my neck.. and my lymph nodes are up. Swollen lymph nodes are scary to me .. for obvious reasons ... but I didn't have this before Levo.
C) Dr said to up dose to 50mg in 2 weeks. And test after. Is 6 weeks best (total treatment time) or 8 weeks after 50mg dose at 4 weeks?
D) I have to take tamoxifen as oestrogen and pregosterone feed my cancer. Will these meds affect the absorption of thyroxine?
Thanks to anyone reading :).