I shall include my results here too on the photo. They are my results 7 weeks into taking thyroxine.
My GP was very happy with my progress. He said the TSH has come from from 9.28 and FT4 has risen so that's good. He's happy with all the vitamin levels too as they were all so low. He suggested we tried 50mg of thyroxine if I was happy to, to which I said no, or I'd give it some thought. My reason for this is slowly I am feeling a little better physically, I am so petite and medication sensitive I am scared to increase the dose incase I feel worse for it. I always in body size and respond well to small doses of any drug. I also explained my FT4 was 15.7 (12-22 range) to begin with and the 25mg has risen it over 17 so my fear is 50mg could rise it further up towards the 22 or over and cause hyperthyroid type symptoms. Now I suffer from an anxiety disorder and PTSD caused by my brother attacking me 4 years ago. I do not want to risk any further anxiety issues to which my GP agreed. He has said we will do 7 more weeks at the 25mg then do bloods. If the bloods show my TSH hasn't lowered next time then we will increase to 50mg and take a risk of me developing any side effects such as the anxiety, because we need to get the TSH lower than 6 so that I can feel well, but for now he thinks my plan is best for me.
I did something huge for me 2 weeks ago. Ivhave privately gone back to therapy. This time not for CBT to help anxiety but to see someone about the trauma I experienced 4 years ago. My grandmother died in 2012, then 3 months later my brother attacked me and my family turned their backs on me because I wouldn't forgive him. I was alienated. It caused an anxiety disorder and I couldn't leave my home. To this day I still have agoraphobia on and off and I am sick of struggling. I was doing well back out living my life 70% recovered, then last year my thyroid started failing fast and I became chronically ill. My GP wouldn't listen to me just blaming anxiety, yet I felt my health deteriorating fast. My son became ill with panic attacks due to bullying in school, all at the same time as my ill health and it broke me once again. Since November BOOM I have had anxiety daily again. Being unwell I obviously was housebound alot as I have been too unwell physically to go out and with that my agoraphobia has crept back in. It's been horrible. I told my GP and he was so pleased I had decided to go for some support as he thinks I do have PTSD and need that help with my anxiety, and that the recent ill health and trauma seeing my son struggling has been a trigger. It's taken alot for me to do and admit that I need this support as i am a strong person, and did therapy for anxiety for so long, I don't like to go backwards, but enough is enough and I need this support so I can get over all of this and get back out living my life, for me and my children. I don't want to be hiding away at home afraid to see people and letting my hypothyroidism scare me so much I want to get back to the place I was this time last year, and I know in time i will. Everything happens for a reason and this in time will make me stronger I'm sure.
I just thought I'd update you all. Thank you for always being so kind.