Going against the grain here to report good news, but in the ten days since my new GP prescribed Levo for a trial basis, even though my most recent blood results were well within normalarameters, with the exception of the pain and stiffness in my right elbow and wrist and the pain in my left ankle and Achilles I'm 90% better.
Since then a further blood test, my first ever taken in the morning before food, has identified a TSH of 9.5 and T4 of 12.2, so my question is what dose of Levo would be appropriate? I'm currently taking 25mcg - should I slowly increase, and if so, to what? Or do I leave it longer to see if 25 sorts out the ankle/Achilles first?
I haven't been for a run for almost three months and have gained over a stone in that time, and in the prior 15 months, despite running almost 2500 miles, I put on a stone. Desperate to get my trainers back on and out on the fells, June's mountain marathon seems a million years ago, I walked for just three miles yesterday and had to limp the last one.