I was diagnosed as hypothyroid just over 2 months ago. At that time, my TSH was >150 and my T4 was 3.9. I was put on 100mcg of levothyroxine.
Before my diagnosis, I had many symptoms of hypothyroidism, so the diagnosis was a big relief, especially because the way the GP explained it to me, all I needed to do was take the levothyroxine, wait a bit and I'd feel loads better. However, a couple of weeks after starting the levothyroxine, I started to feel much worse than I ever have. Still all the same symptoms, just much worse, to the point that I have now organised to have reduced hours at work because I just can't keep doing full time. I'm now just over 2 months post-diagnosis and no signs of even feeling no worse than before diagnosis, let alone better.
I had a blood test this week which showed TSH of 48 and T4 of 17 [9 - 25]. I'm waiting for my appointment with my GP to discuss these results. As I understand it, my T4 is now within the normal range, but my TSH is still high so I still need more T4?
I'm also deficient in B12, so have been taking supplements for that. This week's blood test showed it was in the normal range: 270 [220-700] (I think - I'm doing this from memory, will get my GP to print it out when I see him).
So basically, I'm waiting until my thyroid function tests show normality, and hoping that by that point, or shortly after, I'll start feeling better. Is this likely? Any idea on how long it'll take? I know everyone's different so it might be hard to say, but the uncertainty is driving me mad, I can't live like this I don't understand why I feel so much worse.