Having suffered from sub acute thyroiditis nearly 2 years ago, I have come a long way before being able to convince my GP to give a trial of thyroxine in March this year. My results were in range but despite a good level of FT3 and FT4 my TSH was high. Dropped from 6.3 to 2.7 in a year (without medication). I have negative antibodies of both types, luckily.
On advice here, I pursued my doctor to help me bring it down to 1 - my original level before being ill was 1.08. I have only one such reading.
From 25 MCG, I moved to 50 MCG 13 weeks ago. Things seemed to improve. I have less nervousness than before. My blood tests on 3rd Aug are:
Tsh 1.4 (0.3-4.5)
FT3 5.4 (3.1-6.8)
FT4 20.1 (11-22)
My symptoms keep coming back though. Sometimes weak arms, or weak legs, sometimes pain in hands and feet. Some days, I will feel low and nervous. Symptoms come and go every few days but there are definitely some symptoms at any given point. Nervousness is always accompanied by mild palps.
I asked here before the importance of being on a TSH of 1 or below. Most responses favoured the argument of '1 or below'.
Since my GP listened to me originally, I have convinced her that we need to keep working on our joint plan of achieving a TSH of 1. After discussing this with the other doc in surgery who is clinical lead on thyroid, she has once again agreed to increase the dose by another 25 MCG.
My prescription now is 50 + 25. I am currently taking 50 and just wanted to check with you guys once again if it's ok to go ahead with the increase.
My free T3 has never moved. Only this last time moved to 5.4. Before this it's been 5.3.
Please advise or give opinion.