Hi all, I could do with some help. I've been hypo for roughly 6 years, exacerbated by pregnancy with my son who is now 5.
I've been taking 125 micrograms levo for about a year. Up until June (2017) I was feeling good, no hairloss and exercising regularly and eating well.
Cue June and I started to feel tired, hairloss began particularly around front hairline and generally felt pretty rubbish. Crushing tiredness particularly after exercise. This has continued over the summer when I booked in for a blood test expecting to see my TSH had risen and I likely needed an increase to my levo.
Results were TSH 0.21 range (0.55-4.78)
Free T3 4.2pmol/L range (3.50-6.50)
I had to wait a while to see a doctor and she ordered further bloods.
Vit D 53 range (50-99999)
Iron 22.2 range (12.5-25.00)
B12 387 range (211-911)
Folate 10.36 range (3.38-23.9)
I've now followed up with the doc who thinks it's probably a combination of factors and suggested I seek more support from my husband (who works long hours) and that I'm possibly mildly depressed. My TSH suggests I'm over medicated with levo but she was prepared to leave my dose at 125 for the moment and also prescribed 20mg fluoxetine.
I'm not that keen to take antidepressants when I don't believe I'm depressed. I think it's more likely to be my thyroid and because I'm so tired it's making me feel a bit down. I'm 40, a stay at home mum of two. I exercise 3/4 times a week and generally eat well. BMI is 21. I am wheat intolerant and have followed a gluten free diet for 18 years.
Does anyone have some words of wisdom for me? Because I'm really frustrated in feeling so tired with hair falling out daily and no easy answers. Thanks in advance