Thanks to both of you for answering. So far treatment has been fine (if slow) When diagnosed 14 months ago, my TSH level was 95, T4 was less than 5. After 6 month, and finally on 125 Levothyroxine, I was deemed normal, but still not feeling right. My GP is great and referred to Consultant. Unfortunately, admin error meant another five months before I had the appointment. They tested for anaemia, blood sugar, diabetes, adrenal function, and checked T3. Within three days, the doctor rang and said all fine. T3 was normal (don't have figure), t4 was 14. adrenal function fine. She told me to go up 150 thyroxine. Which I did. I felt better within a fortnight and felt my troubles were over. At a return visit in early January they were happy that all my blood results (taken in mid Dec) were normal and TSH was 0.06 so I could stay on that dose. Because I felt well I was just relieved and happy to be discharged.
One month on, I physically I'm reasonable, still a bit too cold, sometimes puffy ankles. But My mood is badly affected, I feel desperately low and hopeless a lot of the time. It's not like me. I've always had ups and downs, but this feels different. I am stepping up the exercise and starting to return to stricter eating regime which helped shift weight in the autumn. I am an active person (cycling, climbing, camping etc) with two young boys, a job and things I want to be getting on with, but I'm just feeling rubbish and now worried the docs have done all they can. Minerals and Vits are the one thing I haven't really thrown at it yet. (Done diet, meds and exercise).
So, that's the detail, I'd be very grateful for your thoughts - Jackie, you mention getting minerals from the CI - what is that?
Many thanks for reading.