I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 18 years ago and type1 diabetes 44years ago. I am now 48. For the past 4 years I have been struggling with overwhelming fatigue and other ill affects of undertreated hypothyroidism. About 4 and half years ago I was admitted to hospital with accelerated heart rate of 200 bmp. Was then told my levothyroxine needed reducing at the time I was taking 300mg daily. It was cut to 150mg. My depression worsened, brain fog,blurry vision, overwhelming fatigue aching joints hair fall out and more. My insulin needs increased. I barely left the house. My anti depressants were topped up and maximised. About 2 years ago i started taking massive doses of biotin. But then last year my GP said my thyroid had got better and knocked my thyroxine down by 25mg to 125 mg. Then the symptoms came back stronger swollen tongue and more. I became aware of the biotin impact on my blood test results in April this year. I contacted my Endocrinologist at the hospital and explained I was taking Biotin. A difficult discussion but she then agreed for my thyroxine to be increased back to 150mg and more bloods. Obviously I stopped taking the biotin.
After 5 weeks my results
I have since spoken to my Endocrinologist and told her that although I am better I still had fatigue. She increased my dose by 25mg for Friday Saturday and Sunday only. I then took it upon myself to just take the increased dose so 175mg 7 days a week. Things have started improving my eye colour is back. My energy levels are much better in that I can actually stay awake and think.
I am not due for another blood test until September.
I just need to know if I'm doing the right thing and if there is anything else I need to be doing.
Some of my blood test results for May were shocking to me and others just bewildering.
Sorry about my rambling message I just feel I have nowhere else to turn to .