I have been on Levo now since Aug last year and dose has been increased in that time. As the doses have gone up I definitely felt 'physically' better to start with, although the anxiety/low moods/mood swings didn't get better and at times seemed a bit worse. When I increased to 175mcg all initially seemed ok, not great, but ok. However after 6 weeks I felt awful, like I had flu but without the cold bit. I felt like I was almost back to square one. I'm under Dr S so a week before I was due to see him I dropped back down to 150 thinking maybe I was taking too much. When I saw Dr S he said I wasn't showing any signs of being hyper/toxic. We discussed treatment options and agreed I would go back up to 175 then try 200mcg and if that didn't work try something else. I was happy with this. In the 5 days since I went back up to 175 I have felt myself getting slower and stiffer again. Last night I decided to go up to 200. (I was supposed to do 175 for a few weeks but I was on it previously. I know some of u may think I'm mad but my body seems to tolerate reasonably quick increases ok). I will see how 200 is but I can't help thinking that if Levo was going to work for me surely I would be feeling at least a bit better by now? Or is it just I need quite a bit more yet? How high do I go with doseages before I admit defeat with T4 only?
Any and all advice gratefully received. Thank u, u are all wonderful.