I am so relieved to see other people talking about Levothyroxine (T4)! Since having my thyroid removed due to cancer five years ago I have struggled to get through the day sometimes with the feeling that I am literally 'running on empty'. Falling asleep at the wheel on very short car journeys, aching and stiffness in every single part of my body, unable to concentrate on anything with extreme fatigue being the worst of my symptoms. My regular blood tests come back and my doctors say everything is as it should be - I have only ever been offered the option of lowering my dose (175mcg) to improve my sleep - no one has EVER mentioned the possibility of T3 in addition to T4. Is it really just down to costs or is it more complicated than that? I have written to my ENT consultant asking for an earlier check up so that we can discuss other options. That was 3 weeks ago and I haven't had any response. Am I wasting my time..?
I can see from reading posts that there are people suffering with the same symptoms as me and I have always put this down to lack of proper sleep. The advice from all the medical professionals I have spoken to is that I have no choice but to feel this way and that it is the lesser of two evils (in other words - changing my medication runs the risk of the cancer returning). Have I been deceived?