Following a total thyroidectomy 5 months ago, I'm still struggling to reach the right dosage of medication and optimum health. Maybe I'm being too optimistic about optimum health without a thyroid.
Since my surgery, I was prescribed 125mcg Levothyroxine which I took until about 6 weeks ago. I increased my dosage to 150mcg as I was feeling sluggish, down in mood and I thought I could get my T3 in the higher range. Had my blood test done last week and received a phone call from my GP yesterday telling me that my calcium level is still low. I stopped taking my Adcal tablets because I was having side effects from them. I also told her that I have increased my Levothyroxine to 150mcg. Oh dear! She wasn't pleased and told me that I am now at risk of having an angina. Well, that's scared me! Now, I don't know if I should carry on taking 150mcg or reduced to 125mcg. She's definitely scared me. I have no symptoms of hyperthyroidism and a few days ago I was thinking of increasing it to 175mcg. I have put on weight a lot since surgery. Thought it would help.
These are my results on 150mcg Levo:
TSH <0.02 (Range 0.30-4.80)
Free T4 13.8 (Range 7.7-20.6)
Free T3 4.6 (Range 4.2-6.9)
I was hoping my T3 would be higher in the range on 150mcg Levo.
Can you please advise me what to do? How do I know if I'm taking too much Levothyroxine. Her mentioning angina has truly scared me.