Hello! I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism! My first set of blood test results came back as:
Free T4 = 3 (12-22) and TSH 100 (0.27-4.2)
I was put on 50mg Levothyroxine for a week and then got told to up it to 75mg after. I’ve been on 75 for 5 weeks now and my recent blood test results came back as T4 14.6 and TSH 63.5. My normal doctor was on holiday when I did the second test and the doctor I saw instead told me to just stick at 75.
I’m knackered all the time still, my heart rate goes through the roof when I just walk for more than a few minutes somewhere, and I’m having to take daily laxatives. I also developed a very heavy dry frequent painful dry cough when I started the levo which lasted for weeks before it then turned into a less frequent cough, but when I did cough, it would feel like my airways were closing and I couldn’t breathe and was choking. It would wake me up in the middle of the night and even resulted in my work calling an ambulance one day as it was so bad I wasn’t breathing properly. After this, My GP sent me for a chest x ray (which came back clear), and gave me reflux tablets and an inhaler (both of which don’t really help)
Any help / opinions / advice would be much appreciated! I’ve read some articles on here about getting tested for T3 as well but to be honest I’m still confused by the whole thing and feel like my GP doesn’t believe just how awful I’m feeling or believe me about the choking cough .
Thanks in advance x