Finally managed to get my GP to prescribe Eltroxin. wanted to start me on 25mg but I persuaded him to start me on 50mg, he wanted me to stay on 50mg for 4 months but I decided to get bloods done after 6 weeks and to up the dose to 75mg at same time.
blood done on 3rd of August Medichecks - results as follows
TSH 0.554 (0.27 - 4.20)
FREE THYROXINE 18.4 (12.00 - 22.00)
T4 94.6 (59.00 - 154.00)
FREE T3 4.8 (3.10 - 6.80)
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY 53.5 (0.00 -115.0)
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES 9 (0.00 - 34.00)
B12 628 (140 - 724.00)
FOLATE SERUM 16.37 (2).91 - 50.00
25 OH VIT D 89.3 (50.00 - 200.00)
CPR HIGH SENSITIVITY 2.1 (0.00 - 5.00
FERRITIN 63 (13.00 - 150.00)
I was diagnosed with Hashimotos last October but endocrinologist refused to treat as stated all bloods in range. Had all the symptoms of hypothyroidism eg, extreme fatigue, brain fog, aches and pains, low mood, weight gain etc. anyway my new GP willing to try me on Eltroxin but wanted me to stay on 50mg for at least 4 months before doing bloods, but I got the bloods done with Medicheck after 6 weeks.
First 2 weeks on T4 felt awful, very low mood, extreme irritability, sweating and then settled and felt slightly better than before starting - slight improvement in energy and mood, lost a tiny bit of weight. Then at week 5 seemed to stall and fatigue back the same as before starting T4, thats when I decided to up the dose after 6 weeks to 75 mg - on that one week tomorrow and feeling really bad again - not working today so spent the whole day in bed. I'm hoping this is just a settling in phase similar to when I initially started. Anyone else experienced this when increasing their dose??
I came off my Vit D as it was high 6 months ago when bloods done at hospital appointment, but think I should go back on them again now. Any advice re any of above much appreciated. Anna