Hi All. I need some help, please, as I think I am in a bit of a pickle.
Like so many of the people who post here Levo wasn't the complete answer for me. After a 40 year 'thyroid journey' I was really overweight, poor sleep pattern, weak, bad headaches, etc. but only on 75mcg per day. My GP put this up to 100mcg because the blood results showed I was under medicated but the only results were bladder problems and infections! My GP referred me to a private GP who worked with me to change over to Erfa and I have written posts regarding this fairly recently. However from the point that I was on 60mcgs Erfa per day alone a number of the previous problems were put right (apart from weight gain!) but I started to feel quite hyper so with the agreement of the private GP I reduced to 45mcgs per day.
Even though some of the problems have been resolved I am now lactose intolerant (which I wasn't before) and I have bright white visual disturbances a lot of the time which are quite frightening so I have reverted back to 75mcgs Levo per day knowing I am under medicated but not knowing what to do next.
My latest blood tests results (at which point I had been on 45mcgs Erfa for 3 days and 60mcgs Erfa for a week before that) are
Free T3 5.5 (3.5-6.5) Free T4 11.5 (11.00-23.00) Serum TSH 12.0 (0.35-4.5).
My instinct is that perhaps Erfa just doesn't suit me but I need some T3 just not in the ratio that it exists in Erfa but I would really appreciate any comment that anyone can provide. I am due to go back to my private GP 2 weeks today.
Many thanks to anyone who can help me