I was put on 50mg of levo 4 weeks ago and beginning to think I feel worse than before. I take the tablet around 5 or 6 in the morning prior to getting up. I am finding it really difficult to get going in the morning and wake feeling jittery and my bones ache to the point of my feet actually hurt when I walk and first get out of bed. I`m a really active 57 female who has been lucky to be very healthy all my life so this has come as a shock. I go to the gym 3-4 times a week and do yoga as I refuse to give into the tiredness and stop my body working. I have started to fall asleep in the afternoon which is totally out of character. I eat a really healthy diet but my bad cholesterol was also raised on blood test which was thought to be down to my under active thyroid. I know its early days but I`m so scared I`m never going to feel normal again ?
Does 50mg sound right for my blood results or does it vary from person to person?
Serum free T4 8 (7.00-17.00)
Serum TSH 12.73 (0.20 - 4.50)
My GP wouldn`t test T3
I was told my liver funtion was acceptable although billirubin slightly raised.
albumin 40.00 (35 - 50)
alkaline phosphatase 40 (30-130)
ALT 17 (10 - 50)
Billirubin 24 (0.00 - 21)