Hi, I've been back on 125mcg Levothyroxine for 4 weeks now and have just had my Medichecks results (I know it's a bit soon, but I needed to know that things were going in the right direction).
TSH 2.94 (0.27 - 4.20); Free Thyroxine (T4) 16.200 (12.00 - 22.00); Free T3 4.62 (3.10 - 6.80)
History: Hypothyroid for over a decade and been stable on 125mcg Levothyroxine. End of last year GP increased my dose to 150mcg as TSH had crept up from the 1s to the 2s. After a while started having anxiety/panic, weight loss, diarrhoea, shaking, sweating exhaustion etc and thought I must be hyperthyroid, so reduced my dose back down to 100mcg and missed out a couple of days completely. Anxiety and other symptoms continued and after a month on the lower dose, blood results showed that I had become hypothyroid, TSH 12.5; FT4 11.9; FT3 2.86. I was reassured by people on this forum that anxiety symptoms can be caused by being hypo as well as hyper. Been back on 125mcg for 4 weeks, and I'm aware that my TSH is still on the high side, but worried if I increase back to 150mcg I might tip back over into hyper. How should I proceed?....and when are these horrible symptoms likely to stop? Or do I need to get some anti-anxiety medication to break the cycle? Anyone got any suggestions? Would be very grateful for some wise advice. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.