Just wondering how long it would take to feel better on levothyroxine? I have been taking it since diagnosis in 2011 and have not felt any better on it. Levels of thyroid hormone go up and down, medication dose changes go up and down, I just want to feel normal again and the last time I ever felt normal was about 25 years ago.
I am fed up of making mistakes at work, being so tired, getting breathless walking up hills, muscles in legs aching, joints going stiff, losing concentration, losing hair, eyes going puffy, periods draining me every month, stomach hurting from build up of constipation, list goes on...
I just don't know what to do for the best and I feel like I will never get any better. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you
TSH - 4.80 (0.2 - 4.2)
FREE T4 - 14.8 (12 - 22)
FREE T3 - 3.2 (3.1 - 6.8)
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES *807.5 (<34)
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODIES *563.3 (<115)