Hi. I'm new here. And confused as to the way forward. I recently had a blood test for a non related health issue (suspected psoriasis) which revealed borderline hypothyroidism - TSH 6.5, T4 11.9. I was quite shocked because I don't have the classic symptoms: no fatigue or weight gain, although I do have a slow pulse, lowish body temperature and low blood pressure. My GP gave me the option of a low dose of thyroid medication or do nothing for 6 months and see what happens. I'm 70 and quite fit so I opted for doing nothing at the moment. However, after many hours on the Internet I'm wondering whether it might be more sensible to start medication before I get the symptoms (I did tick 9 boxes on the checklist). What is stopping me are the many reports of things getting worse after starting levothyroxine. Has anyone had a similar experience? I'd be grateful for any advice,
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