I would be so grateful if anyone could help. I have been reading posts for awhile but am new to posting myself. I must admit to lacking in knowledge and being quite confused as to what to do regarding my underactive thyroid.
Although I've been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid for about ten years I don't think- from reading your posts- that I've had the right treatment. The nurse just takes my bloods and says my weight gain, tiredness etc. Is due to my age- I'm now 53- she never changes anything. However I went to see the doctor the other day about something else and she had my results on screen and increased my levothyroxine to 100 from 75 as my level was 12. The nurse was then angry that the doctor- who is new- 'had interfered'!
As a starting point could you please advise me:
- what I need checking with my bloods
- any supplements that I should take now
- should I take my thyroxine before my next blood test
- do I need to see an endocrinologist