Hi, I have been suffering from an underactive thyroid since I was 7 years old and have never really had a problem. Over the past year or so I have slowly became more lathargic, I've been suffering from depression, feeling depleated, I can sometimes barely think and my memory is becoming terrible. On top of that my hair has started go thin at quite a fast rate from all over my head, around near my ears and in the corner of my eyebrows. I wanted to hear from other people who have had similar problems whilst still being treated for their thyroid. I currently take 75/100mcg of Levothyroxine in alternate doses once a day. I recently had my blood test and the results came back as follows:
Serum free T4 level: 16pmol/L
Serum TSH Level: 0.89miu/L
Having recently gone to the GP to discuss it I just got the usual "your results are fine" and they decided to test for other things (being my mineral and vitamin levels). I went previously to have this checked and they came back normal but they insisted to check again as he felt it was a waste to look into the thyroid being the cause.
The only thing that also bothers me is that I have been taking 75/100mcg for around 6 years at least, meaning that I was around 14 years old when I was first given this dosage. I also recall having a lot of trouble then keeping my thyroid levels good and I was told that they had to be at an optimim level as I also suffered from some of the same symptoms.
I want to know what I can do, I feel like I can't even get through to the GP because to them the results are okay, because it says so on paper. I was hoping to try taking dessicated thyroid as an alternative as I have also heard that some people struggle to turn the T4 hormone into the other thyroid hormones efficiently.
If anyone has any advice on what steps to take then that will be great, I feel like I'm stuck at the minute and hopefully speaking to someone who has been in a similar situation will help me!