I would like some advice. I am a 66-year-old man. Because I suffer from enlarged prostate, I have an annual blood test to check my PSA levels, and this year my thyroid came up as slightly outside the normal parameters.The serum free T4 reading was 8.5 pmol/L and the serum TSH 5.47 mu/L.
My doctor has suggested me starting on levothyroxin 25 µg.
The only symptom I have that seems to me to be possibly thyroid related is unusual levels of tiredness, which I have had a problem with for some time. Having to get up usually 2 to 4 times per night to go to the toilet does not help. I have no weight gain, and no noticeable other thyroid symptoms.
I am not sure whether to start on this medication or not. I already take 400 mg tamsulosin (Flomax) for my prostate issue which I've been on for a number of years, and I'm not keen to start on any other medication as well unless I'm confident it's going to be helpful. Can anybody advise me?