I have been on Levothyroxine - between 50 and 100mg - currently 75mg - I had a partial thyroidectomy in 2011 for two different tumours in one side of the thryroid. Parathyroids still intact. Started levothyroxine in March 2013. After stabilizing on 75mg - my TSH reading runs between 2.1 and 4.8 - GP says up to 6 is within normal limits. Constantly tired, constantly cold, very dry skin, eyes, low mood (am on strong dosage of anti-depressant), hormones upset. Also have rheumatoid arthritis - pain levels are bad at present. Managed to lose 5 stone 12 1/2 pounds but since starting RA treatment weight slowly creeping back up even when sticking to a healthy eating regime - which is all the time. I take my levo at night so it does not interfere with calcium intake. When going for bloods should i not take the night time dose before the tests the next day and are the readings i am being told by the GP are "normal", actually not normal?
Would value any feedback - tired of feeling terrible 24/7!