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Anyone feel worse in the winter?

After a pretty good summer, some weight loss and feeling almost back to my old self I now feel myself going downhill. I tried upping my dose from 75mcg to 100mcg but after a few days felt terrible, my headaches and sleepless nights returned so went back to 75. Just wondered if others seem to suffer more in the winter it will give me some hope to look forward to spring/summer!

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Look at vitamin D

We are often deficient in vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12

Obviously vitamin D drops in winter

Ask GP to test all four

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Yes

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Syd35,

If 100mcg was too much try 75mcg/100mcg alternate days.

I feel much better in the spring and summer. I hate the cold and grey days.

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Good advice from Clutter!

Yet again...yes, for the first three years on substitution after TT I seem to get worse somewhere in February, while everything constant. And I do supplement D3...

I have no clear explanation of why this is happening. My intention is to go up a little bit the dosage starting new year, for three months.

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Yes, as soon as it gets to October I start feeling worse until March when it starts to.get properly light in the evenings.

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Hi Syd35

I feel the same as you in the winter, i too am getting headaches, muscle and bone pain and i am waking up at "silly o'clock" and unable to get any decent sleep after this. I have considered it could be adrenal related, low B12 or low Vit D or all of these things. Also i have recently changed my dose of levo from 250mcg to 225mcg per day so it could well be that my levels are skewed again, but i can say for sure i feel better in the summer so reckon vitd might be the culprit.

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You may also be suffering from SAD - get a light box to help with this.

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