I started on a graduated dose of levothyroxine about three months ago (25mcg) and am now on 150mcg. I have a prescription to carry on with it gradually increasing by 25mcg over the next few months until I am on 200mcg. So far it doesn't seem to be working and I now have new additional symptoms such as depression, tearfulness, anxiety and nervousness most of the time all of which I never had before. My anxiety and nervousness is starting to affect my work now and I have lost a lot of confidence in myself. This is particularly important as I am the sole breadwinner and my job requires me to be confident at all times. I will get some blood tests done. I see a private thyroid specialist as my NHS GP isn't interested.
Just wondering how much of a dose I go up to on Levo assuming there's no beneficial effect before a decision is made by my specialist to try something else like T3? (My specialist usually treats by symptoms).
Just wondered what others thoughts are?