BRAIN FOG ALERT- I have edited this post as I have just realised that increasing from 25 one day, 50 the next to 50 one day, 75 the next is only an increase on 25 per day, not 50.....
Diagnosed a few months ago with auto immune hypo, GP puts me on 25 Levo for 8 weeks, I neither feel better or worse, hands tingling is much worse though. Bloods taken again and TSH is 2.77(0.27-4.20), but T4 is borderline so GP tells me to take 25 one day 50 the next with a view to possibly increasing after next results if need be. I do this for another 6 weeks next test comes back at TSH 5.1
T (0.27-4.20), T4 12 (12-22)
. Unfortunately after phoning for my results, the phone appointment I had lined up with GP was postponed for two weeks as she was on holiday. At this point, I decided that if my TSH had gone up rather than down, I would up my dose by 25per day to 50/75 as indicated in the small print in the levy box. Roll on two and a bit weeks, my tingling/ numbness has improved over the last week (this may also be due to the B12 and Vit D supplements I have been taking thanks to advice on here) but GP phones and suggests I go to 50 per day. I confessed that I had already upped my dose and she was absolutely aghast. You would have thought I was mainlining heroin by her reaction. She advised me to drop to 50 and wants to retest bloods in 2 weeks.
I came off the phone feeling like a naughty schoolgirl but I am fed up of feeling so tired and not being able to use my hands properly, I think she is being way to conservative and patience has never been a strong point of mine.