I had a tsh of 5.35 in August 2015 and thats when my fatigue became a big issue. By January 2016 it was 6.8 then by March 7.8 and May 9.28. I was put on 25mg of thyroxine. The tsh was 6 in July and September it was 7 so I increased to 50mg. My tsh had come down to 2.6 by November and ft4 which had usually been around 14 (12-22) was now almost 19. Great we thought so gp told me to stay on 50mg for 3 months. I felt well so I was happy to. My energy had picked up and less energy crashes and weakness.
In the last few weeks after a stressful December I started to feel ill again. My legs weakness returned daily, huge energy crashes after doing simple tasks like housework or 1 trip out to a small shop. I'd be in bed weak and fatigued. Then the chronic fatigue hit again. All the symptoms I had a year ago which crippled me for over 9 months. I had my thyroid checked last week and tsh has gone up to 5.7, ft4 17 and ft3 5. So it's gone up from.the tsh of 2.6 and ft4 was almost 19.
I'm speaking to my gp Tuesday about this and I'm worried incase he doesn't think I need an increase. I know he's increased me in the past when it's gone from 9 to 6 then back up to almost 8 but my worry is as it's 5.7 will he say it's still under the NHS 10. I'm sure he won't but incase he does how shall I handle that? All my symptoms are back. My friend thinks the stress I was under in December has just increased my tsh and caused my chronic fatigue and weakness but I know these are my hypo symptoms. The thing is when my tsh was 4.9 in 2013 I didn't feel ill, yet in August 2015 when it was 5.35 my chronic fatigue and weakness started to hit. In November last year when tsh came down to 2.6 I felt much better but I still had bad fatigue by 6pm and would need to stop for the day which is hard being a mum to 3 children but it was much better than it had been all year and no longer did I have energy crashes landing me in bed for days. Would I really still feel tired with a tsh of 2.6? My friend said 2.6 isn't high as hers is 2.8 and she is well. She also thinks a rise to 5.7 isn't that much but why are all my symptoms back?
I'm just worried my gp will agree with that logic of its unlikely I'm feeling ill with a tsh of 5.7. But last year my tsh was 6 and rose to 9.28 in 4 months. I was so poorly. At the time I was under a lot of stress as my son was being bullied and he was very unwell with depression because of it, but once that passed my tsh still kept rising and once it hit 9.28 my gp treated me as I was struggling to walk around and had become agoraphobic and anxious if I left the house due to how ill I felt. Surely if stress causes this condition there would be a heck of a lot of people with hypothyroidism. Lol!
Any advice appreciated. I've had b12, ferritin etc checked 2 months ago so don't next them re checking. Just noting that incase anyone mentions it.