Yesterday I had an appointment with the consultant at the respritory clinic after pneumonia and sepsis in March that I never seem to be recovering from, now they have thankfully ruled out COPD and think my ongoing chest/breathing problems are down to an underactive thyroid discoverd a month ago when a consultant noticed my goitre.
The consultant yesterday also informed me that the Endo has told my GP if I am not better by the time I see him next Friday he is to make an appointment for me to see her. I now feel that they think I should be all singing and dancing one month afer having a TSH of 85 ( The consultant advised me yesterday but I will ask GP for full results from initial testing done one month ago and the blood test to be done on Wednesday for which I will avoid taking my meds till after......... as advised to many people)
My question is Should I really be feeling better after 1week on 50mg and 2 weeks (now into 3rd week) of 100mg of Levo ? Reading posts on her I was of the opinion that anywhere between 4-6 weeks was the norm?
Also a little afraid of being sent to the endo as from reading posts here it seems like they think they should be doing more important stuff than seeing people with hypothyroidism ! The other lady in this area did not seem to get on too well with her from her post . Perhaps I am just a little over emotional as very tired and like most of you ladies really sick of being unwell. (I was so full of hope for the medication)
On the plus side my sweat glands seem to be working so now my night sweats are exactly that instead of just hot LOL
Any advice would be greatfully appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.