Quick introduction, I'm Jack, I'm 26 and perfectly healthy, except I've been recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. Basically, I've been doing a lot of reading around and I wanted to share my initial blood test results, as my TSH level seemed abnormally high:
TSH level - 196 mu/L (0.27-4.20mu/L)
T4 level - <3.0 pmol/L (10.80-25.50pmol/L)
I believe that because the TSH level is high and the T4 is low, this is Hypothyroidism primary. Is this right? My main symptom is fatigue, but I actually find going to the gym helps - it's one of the only places I actually feel normal (possibly due to endorphins). My diet is healthy, my sleep is good, but I do get periods where I feel down/depressed.
I've been prescribed 150mcg levothyroxine, however after the second day I experienced some pretty bad side effects (overwhelming anxiety - something I have never experienced before and was just horrendous). Since then my GP told me to reduce to 50mcg to build up a tolerance. Even after two days at this dosage I feel as though things are worse. I am wary of levothyroxine after reading some comments around here.
I just wanted to engage with this community really and ask if people think those levels are high/low, to understand when I might start feeling like my old self again, and just some general advice. Any advice would be much appreciated because I don't feel fantastic at the moment.
Thanks guys, and looking forward to chatting.