Happy new year!
I know there was a similar question recently on here, and whilst the answers were useful I am on a very much higher dose of levo.
As some might be aware, I visited Dr Toft last year and he increased my levo to the highest it’s ever been, 200 Mcg. Immediately I felt better, and around 6 weeks later I felt mostly normal for the first time in about 18 months. I still felt I lacked oomph though, or any extra in reserve if you like. And despite finally returning to my normal activity levels - which basically comprises a 4 mile dog walk first thing and then never stopping for the rest of the day until I sit down at night, I cannot shift any weight. This isn’t like me, normally if I watch what I’m eating I can lose quite easily.
So, I was supposed to go back to see dr t before Xmas. But I was very busy and I felt great, so I thought I’d leave it until afterwards. However, about three days before Xmas my energy disappeared and has stayed that way. All my symptoms are back, especially leg and arm weakness, but all the random pains, fatigue ,lethargy, and boy, the tendon pain in my knees and hips, are back.
I don’t have up to date bloods because it’s been the festive season but will get those soon.
Could it just be that I need another increase? The highest dose I was on historically was 150 mcg so I can’t believe I now need so much more. My gut feeling is that I need T3, from reading about it and just from the symptoms I’ve never really shifted - the brain fog, the muscle weakness and lacking that extra bit in reserve.
Like everyone else this time of year, I really want to make this my year to get fit again, after falling ill in 2017 and using last year to just focus on getting my health back and presumably my levo right, but honestly, I don’t have anything left in the tank to put into extra training and fitness.
I’d really appreciate everyone’s thoughts.... what sorted the muscle weakness and tendon pain for others? Hoping my next appt with Dr T is more useful than my last 🤞🏻