I am newly registered and here on behalf of my wife to be. She is 32 and diagnosed with underactive thyroid in 2014. She has never felt completely well on Levothyroxine alone and feels completely unsupported by her family. At work she strives to be the best she can be and whilst her employers are happy with her work and have given such excellent feedback I am worried she is pushing herself too hard since she has been making mistakes and she really does put herself down when this happens since she thinks she needs to be perfect all the time.
She has dry skin all over her nose, face, legs and body. Weight steadily climbing and she doubts she will fit into her wedding dress. Pains in her wrist radiating up to her arm. Chest pain. Heart feeling like it is rolling about in her chest. Memory loss. The difficulty concentrating. Hair falling out in clumps and blocking the plughole. Ears ringing. Cold intolerance. Hair sometimes thin and looking like streamers. Eyelashes moulting and falling out. Eyebrows looking thinner. Eyes puffy and dark. Excessive tearing of the eyes when outside. Dizziness and vertigo in any brightly lit areas. Unsteadiness when getting up early in the mornings. Tiredness during the day.
She takes 100mcg Levothyroxine, has been on much higher doses than this in the past, as much as 200mcg. Yesterday she was told by the GP was she is undermedicated and the GP wants to know why. Her endo has been adjusting her dose quite a lot and she and I are sure that all the above symptoms she has are contributed to the major dose adjustment done in September 2017 from 175mcg Levothyroxine to 100mcg Levothyroxine. She just doesn't understand what the endo is intending to do.
Any advice appreciated.
Serum TSH 5.4 mIU/L (0.2 - 4.2)
Serum Free T4 13.1 pmol/L (12 - 22)
Serum Free T3 4.0 pmol/L (3.1 - 6.8)