I was diagnosed with overactive thyroid in 2004 following the birth of my second child. This sorted itself out after a year of carbimazole.
In 2012 I went to GP with exhaustion, weight gain, and generally feeling unwell. I was diagnosed with underactive thyroid and thyroid antibodies. As I had previous overactive thyroid I was only started on 25 ug of levothyroxine.
My TSH has been running at 2.5/2.6 since then. Latest lab results show TSH at 3.37. And I feel awful. Have just called GP who said that my results are fine (are they really???!) but that a lot of thyroid treatment is symptom based so to start on 50 ug for a while and see how symptoms go.
Is this ok? I don't want to overmedicate but I really do feel awful. I am so exhausted, can't think straight, weight gain, poor sleep, puffy face, feel quite down for no reason etc. But he says bloods are ok? They won't do the T3, T4 although I am thinking of paying privately for these.
I'm also on ramipril for high BP and folate and B12 for deficiency.
Any info and advice would be greatly appreciate as I'm a self employed mum of 3 who is also doing a part time uni degree and need to feel well!!