I am newly registered and posting for my sister who was diagnosed hypothyroid in 2011. She is 32 years old and has lately been feeling like giving up since she feels no better and her GP and endo are not taking her symptoms seriously, her list of symptoms are below:
Dry eyes and mouth
Goitre and horizontal creases across neck - thyroid related?
Feeling off balance when going into brightly lit places
Eyelashes and eyebrows looking sparser
Loss of appetite
Pins and needles
Her endocrinologist has been adjusting her dose from 175mcg levothyroxine to 150mcg levothyroxine/175mcg levothyroxine on alternate days even though she was not overmedicated at the time but her GP has been intervening and trying to change her dose about as well. Results on 175mcg levothyroxine before adjustment are below.
TSH *0.03 MIU/L (0.2 - 4.2)
FREE T4 *40.3 PMOL/L (12 - 22)
FREE T3 *11.2 PMOL/L (3.1 - 6.8)
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODY *208.5 IU/ML (<34)
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY *377.3 IU/ML (<115)
She feels like she has been messed about a lot because her GP has been changing her dose without consulting with the endocrinologist. She really has no idea what she ought to be doing. Advice and support would be welcome, thank you in advance.