Morning, I have under active thyroid, Hashimotos, Crohn's and interstitial cystitis. Been on a dose of 50 levo since diagnosed 6 years ago, then the GP tried to increase me but I felt ill, developed chest infections etc all cleared up when I went back down to 50. Not felt myself since I have had this. I didn't know then that I had Hashimotos and have only found that out recently as a result of the brilliant informative info you give out on this site.
So recent tests show that I need to increase levo and my vit D is low, iron is optimal, 4.96 TSH (range 0.27 - 4.2) T4 14.4 (range 12.00 - 22). Increased to 75 levo had retest and result was TSH 3.45 T4 18.3 so on paper going in right direction but have sore throat, swollen glands behind ears and feel tired out. Back to GP who has agreed another increase to 100 then a retest.
I am scared to increase again because of last time. My GP won't do antibody test says it's unnecessary although 6 years ago my level TPO was >1000.
I told her I am doing the blue horizon plus 12 with RT3 before I increase again so I can see exactly what's going on - she thinks I am wasting my money. I am sure this is the way to go.
Do you think I could be feeling ill because I am not absorbing the leve and is this test the best one to cover all options? I don't know whether it's my Hashimotos causing my glands or what's going on.
Any advice please seeing my GP again tomorrow. Thank you in advance.