Hi there I've just joined this forum and wondered if anyone can give me advice or at least share their experience as unfortunately my GP is unable or unwilling to advise me.
I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid in 2011 following a blood test that revealed my TSH to be up at 12. I had no symptoms and had no idea there was even a problem. I was put on a small daily dose of Levo (25 mcg) for a few months and after a number of blood tests over the years now find myself on 250 mcg per day. I am a 55 year old male, 1.85m and weigh around 87kg.
The problem is that my doctor simply doesn't know whether or not my dose is correct and although my TSH is in the normal range now I am concerned that I am taking too much. They refuse to test T3 and T4 so every six months all I get is a TSH test.
Recently I have started to experience aches when getting up in the morning or even when rising from a chair and although I am aware that I am not getting any younger, I keep myself fit playing tennis and circuit training so it is not through inactivity.
I know that we are all unique but is there anywhere I can find out what the recommended dose should be as I am concerned that I am taking too much?
Thanks for reading my first post.