I was diagnosed last year with hypothyroidism. My Gp said I was borderline but as I was feeling exhausted prescribed me 25mg levy. I had blood tested a month later and he said everything was ok and so the dosage remained the same. However I began to feel exhausted again a few months later and so my bloods were tested. When they came back he increased meds to 50mg and said repeat bloods again in a month. He increased it to 75 and then told me to have a blood test again in 2 months. I had them took today and are waiting for the results, which I do feel I need a further increase as I an still having bouts of exhaustion.
My main symptoms throughout are tiredness, constipation, heavy periods, itchy skin, low mood, sometimes I get angry as I struggle with being tired. When I increase I do feel the benefit and become less tired. My symptoms become worse around when I am due on my period and I suffer with PMT. I also put quite a lot of weight on.
I got my results from my last test
Free T4 12.2
TSH 6.10. Which is apparently raised.
I haven't had much info from the doctor. Over 10 yrs ago I suffered eclampsia and my baby died. I felt exhausted throughout the pregnancy and felt awful. It does make me wonder if I have had thyroid problems for a long time.
I feel I would like to be referred to a specialist. But I am worried my doctor will say we are treating my symptoms and I just need to increase my meds until I become stable!
Can anyone advise me about speaking to my GP