30+. years of hypothyroidism but after giving up smoking 2 years ago weight piled on. Eventually got myself down the gym and lost some weight and got fit. 12 months ago got concerned as my pulse was way to fast so Dr tested thyroid and reduced by 25mcg re-tested again as no real improvement and reduced again, currently on 150mcg ( pulse still fast though!). Past few weeks feeling very tired, muscle aches, feeling cold and all my get up and go has gone. Trying to get another blood test is like pulling hens teeth, up to 2 weeks wait for a telephone conversation. Going on holiday in 2 weeks so that will be a total of 4 week wait before I get re-tested and at least 6 weeks before it gets back on track. Being very naughty, as I still have 'in date' 25mcg have started to take, I will be honest and say. Keep hearing about T3 as an alternative, any thoughts?
You would think in this day and age the medical profession would have a better way of dealing with this, popping pills every day of your life and having to wait until you feel pants before meds are increased seem prehistoric for this day and age!