Recently diagnosed with hypothyroid (raised TSH & low T3)- gp didn't want to explore cause, just treat. So commenced on 50mcg levothyroxine, with TSH level 7.9.
Levels rechecked and TSH had risen to 9.8! Levothyroxine increased to 100 mcg. Gp no longer testing T3 levels, as states not significant since we already have diagnosis of hypothyroid.
My question.: is that a significantly fight TSH? And can that level cause extreme fatigue and low mood? My go thinks no!
And if it is high. How high would it need to go before a specialist should get involved? As levels continued to drop dispute commencing medication.
He is now looking at diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome, which I understood could only be diagnosed in absence of a medical cause for fatigue! I do not wish CFS to be diagnosed, just some recognition that my thyroid is causing fatigue.
What are people's views?