I had my yearly blood test and have asked for the results to be printed off before my doctor's appointment on Friday. My TSH has gone up from 1.2 to 2.86 in the last 12 months and I feel that I need more levo, but my doctor indicated that he intends to keep me on the same dosage (plus he is a sucker for saying that if I'm in the 'reference range' then i'm fine). I had it in my mind to always keep my TSH around one, as that is when I feel at my best. My thyroid peroxidase antibodies are now 355. Last year that were 304. All he tested was TSH and antibodies.
Does anyone have any evidence that I can take with me to my appointment to convince him to increase my dose? Plus do you know how much more levo I should ask for? Will 50mcg be too much and make me have hyper symptoms? I'm really worried that I'll get sick again and am scared that i'll end up back where I was a couple of years ago if he refuses to up my dose.
Any info/advice would be appreciated so much.
Thanks so much.