Hi there, i've been treated for autoimmune hypothyroidism for about a year now, after an initial low dosage i'm now up to 100miocrograms of levothyroxine (for about 2 months). The problem is I still feel rotten, even though the past 2 tests confirmed i'm within normal ranges for T4. I'm still getting random fainting fits and general feeling of tiredness all the time. Few other things too but i'll spare you the details.
Anyway just changed doctors and even managed to get my t3 level checked (which apparently their not supposed to check any more) because after reading around I wondered if t4 and t3 treatment would suit me better.
Although my t3 level too was within normal range, I tried sounding the Doctor out about t3 treatment but she flat out refused to prescribe it.
Is it just a case of me being impatient, if t4 treatment is adequate how long does it take to feel alright again?
I'm male, about 6ft 2 and 14 stone and reasonably fit (I work out when i'm not totally knackered) and I don't smoke (don't drink much either) so I shouldn't be feeling so bad. I'm beginning to wonder if the Doctor thinks i'm a hypochondriac (or mad), as this is the third bout of blood tests within a month and everything seems ok.
There still seem to be a bit of an argument within endocrinologists at the mo about the benefit of t3 treatment but it seems most don't think it works (and my Doctors is in that camp), so id like to hear back from someone in the other camp as my chances of trying it seem pretty remote.