I have an underactive thyroid, I've been taking 125mg for the last few years but over the last 12 months I have been feeling increasingly tired, brain fog & depressed. I got a done in April which showed I was in the 'normal' range however since then I have felt much worse and after an episode of crying for a full weekend & generally feeling no pleasure from life/numb I increased my dose (without consultation with my doctors) by 25mg to 150mg. For the last 4 weeks I have felt better, more energetic, happy, less tired & my brain finally works!
I've been to the doctors today and confessed to the additional increase where I was told it was a placebo effect, to stop taking the extra imediatly and we could look at counselling to make me feel better!!!! I don't have a history of depression and although I understand it can hit anyone I genuinely don't have a reason I can think why I'd be depressed.
I have requested another bloody test (which the doctor was very reluctant to do) but have listed below my recent test results.
Can anyone recommend an endocrinologist in the Leeds/Yorkshire area as I feel like my doctors are just not experienced enough and just want to get the results within the 'normal' ranges regardless of how I feel!!
Serum TSH (0.2-4miu/l)
April 2017 0.37
Nov 2016 0.42
June 2016 0.16
Mar 2015 0.08
I have been previously deficiant in serum folate and vit D.
Does anyone have any advise, am I being unreasonable and should I just be happy I'm within the normal boundaries? I can't see how conselling would help my brain fog, coldness, tiredness??