Hello everyone - firstly, thank you for hosting this forum. I was newly diagnosed in November with a TSH of over 100 and FT4 less than 2 - and prescribed 125mg of Thyroxine daily. I am feeling hugely better and am due my first blood test next week.
Out of curiosity - does anybody know how long it would have taken me to get that ill? My GP said maybe a few weeks but as I have massive stamina and high pain tolerance (I am a cyclist and runner - though have had to shelve that for a few months) is this not likely to have been something that has been brewing for years? I have never felt really “right” since having twins 10 years ago? I have read around a lot and there seems no view on this. Also have been reading about “flare ups” in symptoms that can arise - does anybody know any more about the causes? I have read about stress - is this why bloods need to be monitored to adjust doses?
Thank you so much for reading my post, I am learning a lot from this forum.