I finally got thyroxine (Levo) prescribed 6 weeks ago and have been on the introductory dose of 50 mg and just had my first test done (first thing in the morning and fasting without taking the morning dose until after the blood was taken). My results was 3.89 (range up to 4.3) so this is considered NORMAL by the GP and I am to continue on the same dose of 50mg for another 3 months before being retested. I don't feel right and still have lots of hypo symptoms which are making my life very difficult and feel desperate to wait that long. How do I make the most of the thyroid hormone that they are allowing me? I eat a gluten and casein free diet which is very very low in amines and salicylates as any increase in the later makes me very ill (even a handful of green beans is too much). I supplement with B12 and my B12 is now up to 700 (normal range up to 900). I told her that the curve for TSH is funny and that many people don't feel well until they have a TSH of around 1.0 but she did not listen, a few points higher and I would have had an increase in prescription!! Also how do I get my TSH up for the next test? Is it worth getting hold privately some levo and increasing the dose myself? I need to be able to eat a wider range of food and to not react to things such as vitd for my long term health and my research indicates that thyroid is key to this and will when right make me feel a lot better generally but the GP really does not seem to get how hard this is!!
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