Hi, I started taking Levothyroxine at the start of Oct after a TSH reading of 7.6 (0.3-4.2).
On my GP's advice I took 25mcg for the first couple of weeks & then increased to 50mcg. After 6 weeks on the higher dose I had a further blood test & my TSH went down to 2.8 (0.3-4.2). They also tested TPO antibodies which came back less than 5 (0-34). The lab did not test my FT4 this time as the TSH is in range!!!
I was hoping my GP would increase Levo to 75mcg to bring down the TSH further but she wants me to continue on 50mcg until end of Jan & retest. Is it possible that there could be any further improvement on the same dose? Would I have had already had the full benefit of 50mcg by the time I tested? Is she being too cautious or am I being impatient 😊
I have felt a little better (less tired really), over the last month or so but I have also been addressing my low b12, folate & ferritin so it could be that.
My GP has requested that my FT4 be tested with the next TSH so I may have a clearer picture by then.