I was diagnosed borderline hypothyroid in summer last year (they said something about having antibodies in my results); after a fight I was prescribed 25mg levo as I had symptoms. I was referred to a consultant and he upped my dose to 50mg as he said they should treat symptoms rather than be concerned by borderline blood results. I was actually starting to feel well by Christmas. I've lost my career - I was a teacher - but I've been so ill for the past couple of years, I had to give it up. I did wonder if being out of work was contributing to feeling better too.
Anyway, more fool me - and I take total responsibility for my own stupidity - I didn't get my bloods checked in January when they were due. I felt okay, I started to do bits of work here and there and things were going okay. I don't think I fully comprehended what being hypo meant and that I was supposed to stay on top of it better.
The crash crept up on me. Suddenly, I found I was really, really ill. I went back to get my bloods done (March) and my TSH was on the way back up (5.5). The Dr has raised my Levo to 100mg and said there is now no doubt that I am hypothyroid.
I started the higher dose 10 days ago, but I still feel really awful - like I'm walking through treacle all the time. I'm really teary too. Last time I started the pills, I noticed an improvement quite quickly, although I don't think I was as unwell as I am now.
I just wondered if anyone could advise how long it should take to feel any improvement or just share uplifting stories that it will get better, because, at the moment, I feel very low about everything.