I was diagnosed 9 weeks ago with hypothyroidism after practically begging for blood tests to be done.
I was started on 25mcg of thyroxine and this has been gradually increased now to 75mcg following lastest blood results of tsh of 6.25, T4 14 (on 50mcg). I have been on the new 75mcg dose for a few days and i dont feel greatly better as yet. I spoke to a doctor on friday who said that she would increase to 75mcg and test again in 8 weeks time.
When I was on 25mcg my TSH was 5.5, so increasing the dose it has actually risen not fallen as it is supposed to.
I have had blood tests for TPO abs and they came back as 40, so I assuming I have hassimotos.
I went to see my doctor today as my sick note runs out on tuesday next week and as I am still very tired, tinitus is screeching, i dont feel well enough to return to work as yet.
I work full time, I am a single parent and have three small children, I could not possibly go back to work yet. I sleep all night, drop them at school come home and go to bed. I am exhausted. I have noticed some improvement since weeks ago, but it is small.
Today My doctor signed me off for another month, but said he was having trouble doing this as medically I am now well. I was very annoyed at this comment, none the less he signed me off for another month.
I feel awful. My TSH is 6.25, i realise this only just out of range, but i feel so tired, and now as my GP said this, I also feel like a fraud.
I also have to wait another 7 weeks for another blood test, I feel really tearful and supporting words would be welcomed. thankyou x