After a second blood test I have been prescribed levothyroxine 75 mg daily.
My last blood test had a TSH of 5.06 upper range 4.2 and T 4 of 12.06 range 11-23
I am 55 years old. I have been taking the medication as directed but I feel that my symptoms are worse on the medication in particular the fatigue and gastric upset. Although I am not as cold and my sleep has improved.
I am due back with the doctor in a forthnight. Should I just persevere? Or should I reduce the dose to 50mg. I have ordered the thyroid plus 11 test from blue horizons as when I asked the Doc if I could be anemic etc she indicated that she did not think so and we should try the levothyroxine before further testing. I was planning on doing the blood test before returning to the doctor just in case I have B 12 issues etc.