I have come here because I don't understand why my levels are not improving on a high dose of Levothyroxine. I am taking 150mcg Levothyroxine and to be honest my symptoms reflect my results.
I was diagnosed in 2013 and never felt on Levothyroxine; I was on T3 very briefly but due to costs I was taken off it despite it helping so I am to do the best I can with Levothyroxine.
So my symptoms are mainly constipation, aching in joints, bones in legs fracturing easily, dry skin, dry hair, dry eyes, weight gain, cold intolerance, rumbling in head and ears, periods stopping but were previously heavy. Are these all undermedicated symptoms? Have I been taking my medication wrong? I take it on an empty stomach about 5 hours away from anything else I take/have taken in the past and 2 hours away from food and coffee.
Thanks in advance.
TSH 5.2 (0.2 - 4.2)
Free T4 12.9 (12 - 22)
Free T3 4.1 (3.1 - 6.8)