I went back to get a test done and my TSH is now 2.8 (it was 2.4 after 2 months on thyroxine but I had another test done this week after 4 months).
I did some research and noticed that the target range in the UK is higher than in other countries. The NHS seems to be happy to get people into a "normal" range but other countries suggest that it should be more like 0.3 - 2.5.
No wonder the doctors in Germany got all panicky about my Thyroid and as soon as I was in the UK they just said everything was fine (I had lots of antibodies which they no longer tested over here)
I am now back over 2.5 and am thinking about increasing my meds by a miniscule amount - maybe 12.5 mg (which is half a 25 mg tablet). Has anyone done that before? I am not particularly feeling better and am still struggling to lose weight.
I am at my wits end because my GP doesnt really show much interest and I feel stupid questioning him because they always come across like know-it-all's and block any line of inquiry off.
I am not even sure if they diagnosed me with anything but hypothyroidism or with Hashimotos (which they did in Germany)... Its just all "yeah take these tablets and let's see what happens ..and even if something happens it's probably just in your mind because the blood tests confirm otherwise"
I don't have really strong symptoms like others (My hair is not falling out and I am not overly cold ) - Everything else: being really tired, having no strength, no weightloss/weight gain etc is all blamed on me, my diet, lack of exercise - I don't even feel energetic enough to walk anymore.
What else can I do?