I read that the normal TSH value increases with age and for the age range 55-87 years it is 0.5-8.9 mIU/L. I recently had my bloods redone and my TSH value is 6.2 which is within the range for my age, my T4 value was 15.5. After a chat with my doctor I am feeling well enough to leave my Levo at 50 mcg for 6 months.
I take Beta Blockers (Propranolol) every day, one of the side effects of Beta Blockers is that it stops the terrible migraines I used to have. I am now retired and not subject to the daily work pressures, so I want to see if I can cut out the Beta Blockers over the next few months. I understand that the Beta Blockers can mask the symptoms of Hypothyroidism so if I can drop the Beta blockers without the migraine attacks returning any symptoms of Hypothyroidism will be more easily seen. I know that I cannot just drop Beta Blockers, my Doctor who agrees with my Beta Blockers trial says I should stop them gradually, so I am going to drop 1 daily tablet every very two weeks until so over 14 week I reduce my Beta Blocker intake to zero.
Has anyone had any experience with Beat Blockers and Hypothyroidism\Levo I would be interested to hear.