Just been told to lower my levo once again, this has been an on-going saga however for many years now, as I have for many years had suppressed TSH. And because my latest blood test shows my TSH still suppressed at <0.05 and my FT4 at 24.something, ref range up to 22, so just slightly higher than should be, so my Dr wants me to lower the levo. However, I am loath to lower my levo because of other under active symptoms I am still experiencing, such as weight gain and can't lose any and if I do, its a miserly pound and then I put two back on the following week, (even though I am a very active person) tiredness, can barely stay awake after 8 pm at night. However my Dr (who is lovely and very understanding) is concerned about other things by me having a suppressed TSH, such as osteoporosis and I believe heart conditions? She only mentioned osteoporosis. I have been on 150mcg of levo and I have agreed to go on 125/150mcg alternate days, which we both agreed probably wasn't going to lower my TSH enough anyway 😑
My Dr said also that I could be suffering from Sleep Apnea and that could be why I am so tired during the day and fall asleep before actually making it to bed at night, she got me to fill in a questionnaire, can't remember the name of it, but I scored high enough to be told to see my doctor, as something wasn't right. However, I am not overweight. Whilst I am in fact carrying a whole stone more than I should really be, I am not the typical stereotype for sleep apnea.
However the good news is I am being referred to see another endo, who 'may' try me on T3/T4 combo as the one I had been seeing for 2 years was at a loss to getting me on a dose of just levo that suited me and in no way wanted to try me on T3.
Not sure why I have posted this here, other than to have a moan 😊
Thanks for listening to me moan 😃