Hi, not posted here for a long time, I am sorry this may seem rambling, but I have had enough of feeling permanently tired. Decided rightly or wrongly, that Levo (75 mgs and alternating 100mgs the following day) despite levels previously coming back as 'in range' is doing nothing to help so I decided to stop meds for a week then start again doing this over the past month, this making no difference to how I feel (neither better nor worse). Went to the drs and my bloods have gone crazy. T4 9.1 (range 11-23) TSH 97.3 (range 0.27-4.5). I wouldn't have thought that start/stop would have made this much difference. However, the other thing to mention is that I am still struggling with giving up smoking. I have reduced to 4 a day (from 16+) and that I am now vaping. I seem to remember an article about this effecting results??
The dr rang me tonight querying my results and suggested that I increase to 100mg a day despite being told that when I was on this dose, I had episodes of not being able to slow my heart rate. His reply was 'well I cannot force you to take the meds'. I also queried why the drs never test T3 levels, his reply was 'this is not needed'. His final response was the reason I am tired all the time, is because of my thyroid (despite feeling no different from 2 years ago). He has asked for my bloods to be taken again, and if there has been no improvement, to refer me back to the endo.
Why do I feel cheated that I do not feel better, despite nearly cutting out cigs? I am starting to hear myself sound like a hypochondriac. Any advice would be appreciated.