I was diagnosed as under active in Dec 2021 I was put on 25mg of Levothyroxine I am 52
I have been suffering tiredness and aches and pains in my arms and legs and hair coming out in droves.
I asked for an increase in medication each time I talk to a Dr and they all say no, I said about the NICE guidelines on calculating the dosage and they still say no and this time he basically said if anything he would take me off meds as he wouldn’t have jumped into prescribing Levothyroxine even though I have been low since 2014.
I was found to be Vit D deficient and now B12 and folate deficient I am a meat eater by the way serum B12 403ng/L [187.0_883.0] Serum folate 2.9ug/L [3.1-883.0]
TheDr said just get a cheap multi vitamin I asked for my test results turned up and they only gave me my latest results so I will have to ask for my previous ones again.
Serum TSH level 2.7mu/L (0.4-4.9) that’s all on my thyroid that was tested I am not allowed another blood test till January any advise for me would be appreciated
well I have had an update I spent several hours last night watching the seminar from when the NICE guidelines were released its on YouTube as I had an appointment this afternoon to discuss my menopause on the phone again. I took several pieces of advise from many of you firstly I was more determined I decided to go and ask for a trial increase I stated the guidelines with mg versus Kg for the meds and said about treating the person and not the numbers on the screen he agreed with that but was very reluctant he said he could get into trouble for it as it was the head Dr that fobbed me off last time and really it was going against him even though he was an independent GP. He looked up the guidelines whilst we were talking then he said OK we will try it but you will have to book in with me every 4 weeks and then test my bloods in 8 weeks as long as I feel OK so Thanks to everyone who contributed I really hope it does improve my symptoms and it isn’t the menopause 😜