Looking for advice please. Was taking 50mcg Levo for 4 weeks after discovering tsh was 15. I’ve recently moved to Spain, after arriving I had another blood test which showed Hashimoto.
Thyroid Antibody 343.20. Normal Range <9,0
Thyroglobulin 24.70. Normal Range <4.0
TSH 10.52. Range 0.3-4.20
T4 11.70. Range 4.6-10.5
Vit B12 158.4. Range 206-678
The gp has said reduce Levo to 50mcg one day and 25mcg next day alternating for the next 2 months then go for another blood test. Also prescribed B12 supplement 500mcg daily for one month.
I’m confused why he would reduce the Levo while TSH is still quite high. I have the usual symptoms weight gain, dry skin, fatigue etc but I have also developed a bad chest recently, shortness of breath and wheezing which I am using an inhaler to help.
Should I be on a higher dose of Levo?
Opinions much appreciated. Age 55.