Hi my annual blood tests recently flagged up the possibility of my having underactive thyroid - I was pleased that something came back wonky as for the past 5/6 months I have put on over a stone felt ghastly but had no one thing to pin point and so put off going to Gp as I felt a bit like a hyperchondriac with a gazillion ailments which I was putting down to other things.
Results were as follows:-
TSH is 5 mU/L (range 0.27 - 4.2)
Serum Free T4 12.4 pmol/L Borderline TSH Query Euthroid (range 12 - 22)
Serum Cholesterol 5.5 ( I am on 40 mg simvastatin and my previous level was 3.7 but it has been in the 2's whilst on statin)
I got a bit snotty and snivvely at my blood test appointment so the nurse flung me in with the Gp and the GP said he would put me on trial dose of Levo as I was symptomatic, just gone back after 3+ weeks and told him I can't say I feel any better and any improvement has been from changing my lifestyle - mainly my routine so that I get more productive in the mornings to compensate for mid afternoon zonking out.
How long a trial period at a dose is acceptable before you can request it upping?/ Originally he said I would feel better in about 10 days but I can't see any improvement and I have put 5 pounds on in the 3 weeks I have been on levo despite upping my excercise and watching my diet more.