Hi all - I'm new here. I'm having a hard time getting doctors to adequately diagnose me, although now I finally have 50 mcg of levothyroxine daily. I've been having pretty severe symptoms of hypo for over a year that have gotten increasingly worse - numbness/tingling in limbs, inability to lose weight, tiredness, hoarseness/difficulty breathing, depression, dry skin, body aches... these all seem to track with my menstrual cycle - getting worse at ovulation and just before my period.
Doc took TSH in July it was 3.0 (that was day 17 of my cycle), B12 was mid-range normal, other tests normal range.
In August, I continued to have worsening symptoms and took a private test, TSH was 1.0 (day 22 of my cycle) with T4 - 12.0, T3 -1.27 (nmol/L), anti-TPO (<3.0, U/mL w/ reference range <5.0 is normal).
A week later (Day 5 cycle) took a TSH/T4 test at doc, TSH - 8.0, T4 13.0.
3 days later I just took another test (haven't got the numbers yet) but the doc called and said TSH is still high and prescribed me levothyroxine 50 mcg / day.
Anyone have a clue what's going on here? The doctors don't seem to think it's very severe but my symptoms were so bad I ended up in A&E last week bc I couldn't breath.
Hope someone has an idea! Thanks in advance!