Hi, I have has Hashimoto since 1983, when I was 13. In 2015 I became very ill and misdiagnosed by GPs and by hospital, but eventually received correct diagnosis and treatment for Addison's Disease.
My Endocrinologist was very concerned about my thyroid in December 2015, my TSH was 19. He increased my Lebothyroxine and advised me to try taking Levo in the evening - that seems better for me as I take lots of other medication in the morning and struggled to fit levothyroxine in it.
My TSH is slowly going down. In May 2016 my TSH was 5.7 so i was quite happy with it,but Endocrinologist was not and advised mevto further increase my Levothyroxine. So now I have been taking 225 mcg Levothyroxine and I feeL personally this is too high dose, i have synptoms that might be symptoms of too high dose... But with my Addisons it is sometime hard to differentiate which symptoms belong to Addisons and which to other conditions.
In April blood test showed I had extremely low level of vitamin D and Ferritin and borderline low Calcium and I have extremely low hormon DHEA. So since end of April i have bren taking supplements for vitamin D and Ferritin.
For my Addisons I take 30mg Hydrocortisone a day divided in 5 doses and 0.1mg Fludrocortisone twice a day.
I take also twice a day 15mg Lansoprasole.
I think DHEA hormon replacement therapy would really help me but Endocrinologist does not want me start taking DHEA suppletment until my thyroid is better balanced.
But now I am very concerned I am on too high dose of Levothyroxine. I would really appreciate to hear from people with Hashimoto about your experince of trying to balance thyroid levels.
Yes, i am very careful not to take any other medicines, supplements, food close to time I take Levothyroxine.