I started treatment just over 3 weeks ago on 25mcg levo. My TSH wasn't that high but antibodies were, family history and had lots of symptoms so put on levo as a trial.
Have to to say after the first few days I felt good (compared to how I have been feeling anyway) it probably lasted just over a week where I could get up OK in a morning, didn't feel so bloated/fat, wasn't napping and getting more done. Gradually I started feeling rubbish again falling asleep half way through cleaning etc and now I just feel back at square one.
She said to go back after 6-8 weeks. I'm obviously planning six as want an increase asap. She gave me 8 weeks of 25's which means I'd have enough to increase to 50 for the last 2 weeks. She said they start everyone on a low dose but then put 25s on repeat which worries me. I don't want to annoy her if I go back and say I've increased on my own.
Is it a bad idea to before a blood test anyway? And does it HAVE to be 6 weeks especially with a low dose?
I do my bloods private so I can do that whenever. But I don't want to do it too early if my tsh will have been brought down initially and she decide not to increase based on that.
I guess it could also just be a Hashi's flare up I've gone gluten free, supplemented vit d and folate and next b12 injection is in May. All levels inc ferritin were good at last test at the beginning of March.