Thyroid UK
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Not much to report

Been away for a while... since I've been on 75mcg levo I've not been feeling too bad but nowhere near 100% yet.  Am getting latest blood test results on Monday so will see what the figures say.

I am pleased to report I have welcomed back my eyebrows and my hairline is more defined.  However on the downside, I've broken out in zits, eczema patches are appearing and my soles have decided to shed layers of skin.  I haven't lost a pound in weight and I'm still puffed up like a blowfish.  If the doctor tells me my results are 'normal' I think I'ma going to have a screaming fit...

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Just get a print-out of your results with the ranges and post for comments. 75mcg of levo is not even an average dose, it is more or less a starter one.

If your doctor says 'normal' he is assuming normal results mean the patient doesn't need more. In fact you can tell him you are in no way normal health and that's the purpose of thyroid hormones. Feeling well with relief of symptoms.

Is your appointment at the very earliest and don't eat before it although you can drink water. Allow 24 hours between your last dose of levo and the test otherwise the results will be skewed.

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Had the blood test last week... Unfortunately couldn't get an appointment before 10am, so I expect the TSH to be below 1 if the last results are anything to go by.  T4 has been staying low in range at 12 to 12.5 so if I'm still not at least up to mid range, will be asking for an increase.

I won't rest on my laurels until I achieve a non symptomatic state, lol


It might take a little while but you'll get there.

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