I am a 47-year/old female with Hashimoto’s. At the beginning of the year I dropped my Levothyroxine dose down from 125mg to 100mg on the advice of an endo because my TSH had been stuck at 0.01/0.02 for about seven years. My level then leapt up to 5.25 within a few months.
My doctor has suggested I take 125mg of Levo one day and 100mg the next, so I alternate to try and balance things out. Has anyone else had any success trying this cycling method?
I still feel lethargic most of the time and sometimes can’t get out of bed until the afternoon (thank goodness I’m self-employed). But as I am also peri menopausal with adrenal issues, it’s hard to know what’s causing what!
Here are my last two full sets of results:
February (via the NHS)
Free T4 level - 16.4 (12-22)
TSH - 0.55
Free T3 - not tested
Ferritin - 35 (13-150)
Folate - >20.0 ug/L (1.9-25)
May (via Medichecks)
Free T4 - 12.7 (12-22)
TSH - 5.25 (0.27-4.2)
Free T3 - 3.2 (3.1 - 6.8)
Thyroglobulin antibodies - 12.7 (0-115)
Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies - 134 (0-34)
(Unfortunately, they were unable to provide a folate reading due to a sample error, but my B12 was high, as it always seems to be, even though I only take a general vitamin B supplement).