Hi there, just came across this website after trying to look up about my thyroid levels etc. My thyroid levels haven't been right since my 1st pregnancy (which was nearly 8yrs ago), and my thyroid medication has been gradually been going up since then. As of Sept last year my medication dose had gone up to 375mcg daily, when I went to the doctors in September was was feeling more tired than usual and even my hairdresser commented on my hair that was coming out when she was washing/brushing it. When I got my blood test back my Dr said my levels were showing I still wasn't getting enough and she wanted to refer me to the Endocrinologist. I seen the Endocrinologist in Dec and she told me to lower my dosage to 300mcg and not to take it with other medications due to it blocking my body from absorbing the thyroxine and to come back in a month. Today I went back (got another blood test done last week to re check levels) hoping for answers as I have felt worse this last month (more tired than ever, extremely depressed, pins and needles, pain and numbness in hands, nails are paper thin & skin is really dry also my eyes aren't focusing like they usually do even with my glasses my eyes feel tired and sore at times) to be told to stay on the 300mcg as my ft4 (think it's that one) is at 23. I asked how when I've never felt worse and the Endocrinologist said "don't know u need to ask ur GP as ur thyroid is perfect" then followed it by " I see ur on pain medication, my sister found she felt better when she went cold turkey and came off all her med". I was stunned as I'm on medication for (depression, sciatic nerve and nerve damage, HRT and osteoarthritis). Now i am stuck again feeling like no-one is listening. If u have made it this far I applaud you, sorry for the rant!!!
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