Our main websit is Thyroiduk.org.uk and I'll link you to it as you may find, as a newly diagnosed person, more conducive.
On this forum, as you will have realised by now is that it is mainly those who haven't recovered with levothyroxine and millions worldwide do fine and they certainly wont be on this or any other thyroid forum
Those who haven't recovered or improved on levothyroxine have found the forum beneficial as it has enabled them to try options after being on levo for a long time and being told that there was nothing other than levothyroxine.We have found out that there can be an option but the NHS will not prescribe.
Also no-one on this forum is medically qualified (as far as I am aware) and we can only can go by our own personal experiences.
I am glad you have a sympathetic GP as that makes a big difference.
When you go for your next blood test, and you may already be aware of the following, is blood test has to be the very earliest possible, fasting, you can drink water, and allow a gap of 24 hours between your last dose of levothyroxine and the test. This helps to prevent the GP adjusting your dose unnecessarily so.
You should also have tested, B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate as we can be deficient, which can also give us symptoms.
Always get a print-out for your own records and you can post if you would like a comment upon them.
Before this forum began, I was a patient who was more unwell on levothyroxine and with a TSH of 100 and after quite a number of weeks with even worse symptoms, particularly severe palpitations, than when I began taking it began to search and, thankfully, I reached Thyroiduk.org.uk. There was no forum of course, no asking/answering queries so, this forum is good in that you can ask/answer almost immediately. Through their website I slowly found and learned about hypothyroidism and treatment.
Before levothyroxine was introduced in the 60's we were all prescribed a 'natural dessicated thyroid hormone' called NDT. It was made from the glands of sheep and contains all of the hormones a healthy gland would produce and was in use from 1892 till the 60's when the prescriptions for it were slowly reduced and stopped then forbidden and levo alone is the only product available although there are several companies that produce it. NDT contains all of the hormones a healthy gland would produce, i.e. T4, T3, T2, T1 and calcitonin.
As your dose is slowly increased, usually by 25mcg every six weeks until you feel much better with no remaining clinical symptoms,