Im new to this site and in need of some advise, excuse the long explanation.
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism June 2015 with symptoms as long as my arm, and apparently my readings were off the chart (I do not have my readings but I will try to obtain these) my symptoms were boarder line embarrassing having so many I felt like I was making them up! My swollen face, unable to walk up the stairs as my legs felt like lead, sleeping in the day, foggy memory, depression, mood swings, dry skin, ringing in the ears and the list goes on. The doctor started me on 100mcg levo but after 1month was increased to 150! Almost two months ago I received a call to say I was now hyperthyroid and to lower the does to 125mcg. I still have symptoms of depression, ears ringing, achy joints, very stiff ankles, exercise is still much harder (I'm a personal trainer so exercise is part of my daily life) and I feel tired most of the day, and I can't sleep as night. even when my blood levels are apparently fine I still don't feel like me, am I entitled to see an endo specialist? I live in the uk.
It would just be nice to cope with the daily chores I have and not get so stressed at silly things. I should also mention I have a 6 year old who is currently being tested for adhd and a 1year old so I need to be 'normal' for them. I also recently started a high fat low carb diet plan to shift the extra weight that seemed to just be there one day! Is this diet ok when you have hypothyroidism? I eat 20g carbs a day.
Lastly living in the uk are there any other options for medication as the more I read about t3 & t4, the more confused I feel about the whole subject and the doctor just fobbed me off with only if you are complicated can you take other medication?
Any advise would be greatly appreciated