Saw my GP today as I'm due for a medication review. Told him that on 50mcg Levothyroxine for 6 months, I have noticed no improvements in my symptoms. He insists that at 4.1 my TSH is within the normal range. When I observed that some schools of thought think TSH should be less than 1, he laughed and said they were wrong.
He assured me that I should continue taking 50mcg and I will eventually feel better but he had no idea when. To increase the dose, he said, could make me very ill.
He then pointed out my high cholesterol level and refuted any suggestion this was related to hypothyroidism.
I said I thought he was misguided and I can feel just as lousy on no medication at all, so I will take no more.
I've never had any time for doctors and today only confirmed that opinion!