Has anyone got any tips for managing symptoms while I'm going through the process of reaching the correct dose? I started on 25mcg with a TSH of 7.4 (0.2 - 4.2). Upon repeat testing at the beginning of the month my TSH had actually gone up to 7.95. Not a significant increase, but given that I wasn't medicated at all the first time it 'should' have gone in the other direction. I'm now on 50mcg and waiting for my next blood test, which should be in about 3 weeks. My GP said that she wasn't overly concerned by the results and explained that she thought my thyroid had taken a break from working so hard now that I have an external source.
I felt amazing for my first month medicated, but since then have felt worse than ever. I'm exhausted, I ache all over, I forget things, I can't think straight. I know this should just be temporary until I reach a sufficient dose, but right now I'm struggling. Yesterday I was picked up from work and cried on the way home because it hit me how awful I felt.
Has anyone got any advice for getting through the next few weeks/months?