I’m 63 years old and have been taking 100 micro grams of thyroxine since I was 50. My last blood test which was done in May this year showed a reduction in my serum TSH from 2 to 1.55 mu/L ranges 0.35. -5.00 mu/L, Serum T4 15.5 pmol/L range 7.00. -20.00 pmol/L, Serum T3 4.7.
I don’t feel well at all. When I was first diagnosed I felt a bit tired but was able to get on with life. I took the thyroxine as my father and aunt had thyroid issues so I thought it must be genetic. I have no idea what my blood levels were then as I hardly gave my hypothyroidism a second thought. I was working full time and managing it well. This past year I seem to be really slowing down and have terrible brain fog and stiffness. My legs feel quite weak too. Maybe just signs of getting older. I’m taking good supplements to support my iron levels and B vits as well as omega 3 and magnesium.
I’m wondering if there should be a reduction in the amount of thyroxine we take as we get older. Does our ageing bodies not metabolise it so well ?? I posted a few weeks back regarding the possibility of the switch to Teva from Almas could have upset me and still haven’t ruled this out. My GP is reluctant to do blood tests for thyroid levels apart from the usual yearly check up but I’ll keep on at her. Are there any older members of this forum to have noticed any changes in their symptoms/ meds since they got older??