I wonder if you could help me...
I was diagnosed with sub clinical hypothyroidism ten years ago. Blood tests were always borderline and sometimes under normal ranges and as a result I was never prescribed any medication.
September 2015 I became pregnant and my TSH was 3.19. My doctor prescribed 50/75 mcg of Levothyroxine. TSH, FT4 AND FT3 were under normal ranges for the rest of the pregnancy.
I gave birth at the beginning of May. I got tested on 01/07/16 and my TSH was 0.01 and T4 21.2. Doctor reduced Levothyroxine to 50 mcg a day instead of 75 mcg. I got tested again on 07/09/16 TSH was 0.01 and T4 22.2. I understand with these results that I have gone hyper. My doctor has suggested reducing to 25 mcg daily and I havesuggested to her if I could only take 25 mcg three times a week and go without medication for the rest of the week. She said that was ok but she didn't seem too sure. What are your thoughts? Do you think that taking Levothyroxine 25 mcg three times a week is enough? I'm so confused..
Lately I've been feeling really tired but having difficulty falling asleep and also I've been loosing lots of hair. I am really worried as all these months I've been breastfeeding my baby. I understand that Thyroxine only passes into minimal amounts in breastmilk. I'm concerned as I've been taking too much of it, will it then pass into breastmilk?
I'd appreciate your comments. Thanks for reading.