Hi, I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis diagnosed in 2014. I was also prescribed Levothyroxine at this time. My endo is against increasing my dose of 175mcg Levothyroxine but due to my below symptoms I really feel I need to increase to 200mcg.
Symptoms - dry skin, tiredness, joint pain, cold hands and feet, feeling cold when outside, headaches, memory loss, dizziness, heavy periods, weight gain, goitre, losing hair, sluggish bowels, pale skin, looking and feeling generally unwell, hearing loss, tinnitus, pins and needles, flaking and splitting nails.
Am I being selfish in wanting to increase?
I do take my Levothyroxine properly in that I take it on an empty stomach with water, leaving an hour or so before food and drink and 4 hours before taking any supplements. I take no other medications.
Thanks in advance.
TSH - 4.70 mIU/L (0.2 - 4.2)
Free T4 - 14.7 pmol/L (12.0 - 22.0)
Free T3 - 3.3 pmol/L (3.1 - 6.8)
Thyroid peroxidase antibody - 1200 IU/mL (<34)
Thyroglobulin antibody - 884.3 IU/mL (<115)