I wondered if anyone can help. I was finally diagnosed with underactive thyroid around 4 weeks ago. Had symptoms for over a year but was told it was anxiety. I was certain there was something physically wrong and only after pushing for my own peace of mind did I eventually get tested. My ft4 was 10 and my tsh high. At the time I knew nothing about hypothyroid and didn't ask any other questions regarding levels. I was prescribed 25mg levo and been taking it for around 3 weeks. I have noticed slight improvements in some symptoms. Mainly insomnia and appetite.
After doing lots of research I had my bloods retested my tsh is 23 and my tf4 is 12. My doctor isn't concerned about the high tsh only the ft4. But it seems to indicate I'm fairly hypo? I also requested the vitamins and minerals people recommend on here. Which supposedly were all fine. I asked in particular for vit b12 as I have alot of the symptoms. My level was 287. Which the doctor said is within range. However after researching it seems low? She suggested I eat foods high in b12 and didn't recommend supplements. However im considering supplementing with the betteryou oral spray. So any advice on this would be greatly appreciated. Also are they're any other vitamins I should take along side?
I've been tested for hashimoto but the results aren't back yet. I did start a gluten, dairy, soya and egg free diet 4 weeks ago as I have intolerances and bad digestive/gut issues. Which I have noticed a slight improvement in since cutting these out. (celiac test was negative and I didn't want to start eating gluten again for test)
Im going to ask for a print out of all my results but I wondered if anyone had any advice. Its all so confusing and there's so much to take in. I feel like such a pest recently with my doctor but I have been so unwell I need to get better again.
Thanks in advance x