I'm relatively new here although have been reading some very good advice over the past couple of weeks.
I'm 22 and had a total thyroidectomy aged 15 after 4 years of treatment for hyperthyroidism was unsuccessful.
My thyroxine dose has always fluctuated around the 150mcg mark however after having my 100mcg tablet changed to TEVA a couple of months ago, all of my symptoms returned and I'm feeling very unwell at the moment with the usual symptoms.
One month ago I had a blood test with fair few tests on it as detailed below. Note I was on 125mcg at this time.
Free T4 - 14 pmol/L [9-20]
TSH - 5.84 miu/L [0.35-4.94]
Vitamin B12 - 211 ng/L [187-883]
Folate - 5 ng/ml [3.1-20]
Combined Vit D2 & D3 - 65.1nmol/L [50-220]
As soon as these results came through my dose was increased to 150mcg. I have felt so unwell however that I arranged an appointment today and he has further increased my dose to 175mcg and reinstated my Vit D tablets (1x800UI). Will retest in 6 weeks time with a T3 test also to ensure that I am converting well.
Whilst he didn't seem too clued up on optimum levels, he did seem to know about the availability of T3 and offered to refer me to a consultant who may be able to prescribe if I do not see any improvement in the coming months.
I'm aware that my B12 and Folate levels are towards the lower end of the range and am debating self supplementing, however I would like to see how the levels differ next time and perhaps have them prescribed by the doctor. He would not see the problem if I start to take them myself.
Any advice would be welcome as my current wellbeing has really given me the push to get on top of my thyroid health.