Diagnosed with hypothyroidism last September as had bad joint pain in hips and Blood tests showed T4 was 14.9 and TSH was 9.8. Was put on 50mcg Levothyroxine. Returned to docs after 10 months as had brain fog, hair loss, excessive weight gain, depression etc. and lately feeling sleepy all the time, often dropping off to sleep in afternoon. I take meds first thing in the morning. Described symptoms to doc who said I'd likely need an increase in thyroxine but latest blood tests last month were in "normal" range so no increase in meds. I know that sometimes there are periods where meds don't seem to work for a few weeks and I don't feel as bad lately but I just don't feel right and have no energy. Latest blood test is
Free T4 - 19.7pmol /L (10.5 -24.5)
TSH level - 1.73 mU/L (0.27-4.2)
As a newbie I don't fancy self medicating so can anyone let me know how they got on with Dr Wetzler or Dr Chapman as have read conflicting reports of both docs but price wise they seem affordable. Is it best to try and get blood tests done before appointment or wait until I see the doctor? Any indication how much blood test at the doctors cost? Any advice or personal experience would be great.