Hi. I've just joined this group as I'm not happy with the explanation I'm getting from my GP.
I'm 63, female and was diagnosed hypo 22 years ago. My levothyroxin dose was increased over the first year to 100mcg and 125 msg on alternate days. All was stable until my annual checkup in 2015, when my FT4 was low and my TSH high. My dose was increased to 125mcg every day. We moved to a new part of the country and my new GP ordered tests. My TSH was off the bottom of the scale, so my dose went back to the alternate days dose. Next test showed TSH registering - just - so my dose was lowered to 100mcg a day. I feel hypo, especially in the relation to the cold. The latest test shows my TSH is still low but my GP is kindly not reducing my dose just now and will test again in 12 weeks. I asked why I'm now on a lower dose than at any time over the last 22 years and was told my body probably didn't need as much as it did when I was younger. This just doesn't seem right to me. Any ideas?