Please can someone offer me advice, I have now had 3 blood tests (results below).
I am currently on 75mcg of Levo and I have just got my blood results back today. My GP is increasing my levo by 25mcg every 6 weeks.
However, as said I am currently on 75mcg and I feel awful, started to go down hill a few weeks ago, my neck stiffness has returned big time, I feel my airway is tight, I have muscle stiffness. I am very emotional, tired all the time, freezing cold and I now have no libido at all, I had very little, but, since starting Levo it has gone.
I can't concentrate at all.
I have been diagnosed with Hashimotos by endo, but, not given any medication.
I got very ill and went to GP, they took bloods in March 2018 and here are my results:
MARCH 2018 RESULTS (8.30am) not on any medication
TSH 12.2 (0.27-4.5)
T3 4.12 (3.1-6.8)
T4 10.2 (11-23)
Antibodies 160 (<34)
I was started on 50mcg of Levo
APRIL 2018 RESULTS (8.30am no levo taken that morning, water only)
TSH 4.1 (0.27-4.5)
T3 4.51 (3.1-6.8)
T4 14.2 (11.0-23.0)
Increased to 75mcg of Levo
MAY 2018 RESULTS (8.00am no levo taken that morning, water only)
TSH 1.6 (0.27-4.5)
T3 4.58 (3.1-6.8)
T4 17.4 (11.0-23.0)
I am gluten and dairy free, and all my vitamins levels are good (checked March 2018) in fact I was above range for vitamin d and B12, iron was 70.
I am due to go back to the GP to increase my dose to 100mcg, but, looking at the results it looks like I am not converting T3 very well, as TSH and T4 is getting better?
March 2018 T3 4.12 (3.1-6.8)
April 2018 T3 4.51 (3.1-6.8)
May 2018 T3 4.58 (3.1-6.8)
Is this the reason for me not feeling better?, should I add some T3? or go onto NDT.
At what point do you say you have given Levo a chance as everyday is a struggle at the moment.
I take my Levo at 6am every morning with water and breakfast at 7.30am, my vitamins are taken 4 hours after Levo.
Any advice please as I am desperate to feel better.