I have just recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism having a blood test for something else and my tsh level came back at 65 so dr immediately put me on thyroxine 25mg/50mg. 6 weeks another blood test, tsh down to 38 so on 75mg but since I started on thyroxine I have started to feel all the symptoms, joint pain, exhaustion, fluid retention (weight gain), painful feet, leg aches and really struggling to finish my days at work. Luckily I spoke to thyroid uk who told me to request full thyroid tests - free t4, free t3 etc so next results gave more information and it looks like I have low vit d and vit b12 and also tpo antibodies. - the dr only said my vit d was a bit on the low side so I could take a supplement, nothing about vit b12 and tpo antibodies. So dr again upped thyroxine to 100 and said come back in 12 weeks. I said no I would take it for 4 weeks and if no improvement I want to see a specialist.
so what I would like to know is what tests should I be asking for as I can see going forward I will probably have to get them done privately and regularly until I get myself sorted. I didn't have reverse t4/3 on my last blood test is that necessary?
Also how long does it take to get levothyroxine into your system? As dr put me on 100mg and said comeback in 12 weeks - if I'm not right at moment surely 6 weeks would give good indication?
I am taking vit d 5000 & vit b12 2000 at the moment as I don't want to take anything for fluid retention or other symptoms n case I mask how I am really feeling before i find out what is going on with my body.