Hi everyone, please can someone help me? I'm seeing my GP next week and would be grateful for some advice as to what to ask for in regard to increasing my dose of levo. I don't think he will be keen to up my dose now that my TSH is in range.
I was diagnosed with "subclinical hypothyroidism" on 2/08/17
TSH 8.8 mu/L [0.3 - 5.5]
Serum free T4 12.6 pmol/L [10.0 - 19.8]
No treatment given, retested 6th October
TSH 6 mu/L [0.3 - 5.5]
Serum free T4 11.3 pmol/L [10.0 - 19.8]
Prescribed 25 mcg levothyroxine
TSH 5.4 mu/L [0.3 - 5.5]
Prescribed 37.5 mcg levothyroxine
TSH 3.0 mu/L [0.5 - 4.4] - (NB note new reference range!)
The note from the lab says my treatment is adequate based on these results. I was going to push for a 25 mcg increase but now I'm not sure. Should I accept another 12.5 mcg increase? What would you do? The discomfort at the front of my neck has almost completely gone, just occasionally recurs. Otherwise still feeling cold and tired all the time. Constipation has improved a bit tho still not good.
I have no idea what to do and know that my GP knows even less than i do. I would be so grateful to receive some advice.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post.