Hi, I was diagnosed hypo 2 months ago, put on Levothyroxine but am struggling with severe fatigue, so much more than I did before I started medication. I was put on 50Mg for first 6 weeks and now been increased to 75mg. My latest results a week ago are:
TSH: 100 (0.27-4.20) (This hasn't moved since my diagnosis)
Free T4 = 10.2 (previous test had this at 5)
No other tests (T3 etc) have been done by the dr/lab. I'm due another blood test in 6 weeks.
I upped to 75mg this week and have been off work sleeping for up to 18 hours a day. My speech and thoughts are slow, I'm forgetful, and my head and limbs feel so heavy. I'm struggling to shuffle myself around the supermarket. I'm put on weight, have numb fingers (carpul tunnel, which is why I was diagnosed) and my palms are peeling.
My question is - is this how it will be for the next year or so until I get on the right dose? Is there anything I can do? Dr won't want to do anything (extra tests, vitamins etc) until I have TSH under control but that could be months... I can't live like this!
Any help much appreciated.