Hello, I am hypothyroid and am on 100mg Levo and am trying Cymbalta anti depressant on doctors advice.I feel terrible!!!!
Just had my blood taken and:
TSH is 5.29 0.27-4.20]
Free T4 is 14.6 [11-22]
Vitamin D 73 nmol/L [70-200]
Vitamin B12 413 [pg/ml 191-663] Serum folate 7.6 ng/ml >4.5
My doctor described me being hypothyroid as if I was a car driving along the road, the speed limit on the road is 70mph [i.e. upper range of the Free T4 [11-22] and I am driving under the speed limit[ i.e. my Free T4 is 14.6], that part is good. The problem he tells me is my TSH being 5.29 using his car analogy he says my cars engine is running too fast for the speed I am doing. His suggestion is that I increase Levothyroxine by 25 mg, when I mentioned T3 he said they didn't prescribe it, when I said I could buy it online myself he said that was my choice but I wouldn't get it from him. So the question is should I take the extra 25 mg of Levothyroxine or buy T3 myself