Deb59 Oh for goodness sake! Why is it that these doctors will only go by TSH when a diagnosis is needed, in some cases it has to be over 10 to confirm hypothyroidism. Yet here you are with a TSH of 10.57, a diagnosed, treated hypo patient, and he's totally ignoring the fact that your TSH should be way down low in the range. Does he have **** for brains?
A quick squint at your profile shows that one of your posts mentions that you have Hashi's. Are you completely gluten free to try and reduce the antibody attacks. Are you also supplementing with selenium which also helps reduce them? Keeping TSH low also helps reduce them.
Have you ever been given this information:
Dr Toft, past president of the British Thyroid Association and leading endocrinologist, wrote this in a Pulse Online magazine article:
"The appropriate dose of levothyroxine is that which restores euthyroidism and serum TSH to the lower part of the reference range - 0.2-0.5mU/l.
In this case, free thyroxine is likely to be in the upper part of its reference range or even slightly elevated – 18-22pmol/l. Most patients will feel well in that circumstance.
But some need a higher dose of levothyroxine to suppress serum TSH and then the serum-free T4 concentration will be elevated at around 24-28pmol/l.
This 'exogenous subclinical hyperthyroidism' is not dangerous as long as serum T3 is unequivocally normal – that is, serum total around T3 1.7nmol/l (reference range 1.0-2.2nmol/l)."
If you email email@example.com she will let you have a copy of the article which you can print out and show your GP.
I think you need to fight your corner and get that increase in your Levo.