I am currently taking medication for my sub-clinical hypo, which is derived from my Hashimoto's.
I was diagnosed 2 years ago, "normal" TSH ( 0.8) and healthy T3, T4 levels however antibody TPO count of 746. I go back and forth with symptoms and have also been told I am simply depressed. I tried taking Sinthroyd in 2016 and within a month it gave me severe anxiety. I went off it. Last year I have had recurring symptoms, which is when I was told by a new doctor I was simply depressed.
Fast forward, moved states and now I am on 12.5mg of Levothyroxine.
At first I felt nothing and figured my journey to recovery would be rather simple.
Now I am getting those pins-and-needles sensations all over my arms hands and feet. My google search calls it Peripheral Neuropathy. However, most of the pins-and-needles feelings described were by patients with diagnosed hypothyroidism. I am wondering if for me, I am still subclinical enough to go without medication or If i can lower it even more from 12.5 to.... who knows... 8 mg?
I have gone gluten free, and I am concerned that I am hurting myself with this medication instead of helping my thyroid slow down it's hypothyroid fate. Should I give it more time before I take levothyroxine? Should I ride it out? Or am I only adding serious side effects to help my autoimmune disorder?
Thank you in advance everyone
*EDIT*: Below are my labs , thank you all again so much for your helpful tips and guidance.
LABS FROM 2016:
TSH - .817 ( Note: lowl) Range: 0.55 - 4.78
FT4 - 1.22 ( Note: normal) Range: .89 - 1.76
FT3 : 3.3 Range: 2.3 - 4.2
RT3: 13.5 Range: 7.5 - 19
Ferritin - 40 ( Note: normal) Range: 12 -150
Testosterone, Bioavail - 6.1 ( Note : "High) Range: 0.6 - 5.0
TPO - 746 ( Note: Hashimotos) Range: < 30
Cortisol - 14.3 (Note: Some Stress) Range: 3.1 - 22.4
Uric Acid - 3.0 ( ( Note: Low) Range: 3.1 - 7.8 mg/dL
Bilirubin, Total - 1.3 (Note: High) Range: 0.3 - 1.2 mg/dL
Vitamin D - 41.1 Range: 32.0 - 100.00
April 2018 : New Doctor, much less thorough examination
( Tested around 12:00pm, had fasted but was very hungry)
TSH - 0.97
FT4 - 1.2
TPO - 403