I was diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism in December and have been on 25mcg of levothyroxine since January.
My results are:
Dec - TSH 4, T4 18.3
Feb - TSH 1.3, T4 17
Apr - TSH 2.5, T4 14
I’m under the care of a fertility clinic following recurrent pregnancy loss and they want my TSH to be between 1-2. The rise to 2.5 is of course a bit of a blow but fertility issues aside I’m also disappointed as I was hoping to lower frequency of dosage from daily to every two days due to skin problems, which started days after being on the meds. GP has suggested no change for now and retest in another 6 weeks. She doesn’t seem to believe the acne is related to the levo but it’s the only change I made at the time. It gets particularly bad around ovulation. My skin has been tchy and painful and my GPs response was “well what are you going to do?” which I think can be translated as “if you want a baby you have to accept it.”
I’ve been looking into switching to a non-synthetic product such as Armour. But I don’t know if it would help as something hormonal is going on. Possibly need to retest testosterone, oestrogen and progesterone but otherwise I’m a bit stuck so thought I’d reach out here.
Free T3 was normal in December - private test as GP wouldn’t carry out. Also negative for thyroid antibodies.
Hopefully, someone can help. Or help me ask the right questions.
Many thanks in advance.