My mum is 66 years she has been on Levothyroxine for 35 years. Until now she has always done exactly what the doctor has advised. I have learnt a lot myself recently on here with my own problems so have started questioning her treatment.
She has a very sensible diet. She walks probably 10 miles a day. Her doctor tried to reduce her dose from 150 to 125 because of her age.
I told her to ask for a blood test, although they only did TSH and it was marked normal.
Anyway I picked up a print out today and her result is:
TSH 2.29 (0.3-5.5)
Now I'm only just learning myself but doctor S told me a 'healthy' TSH Is around 0.8 and should be less than 1.
She has found it extremely hard to lose weight, she has to eat like a sparrow just to maintain her weight. she suffers crippling migraines and fights against tiredness to stay fit.
In my mind she has been undertreated for a long time. Any advice would be appreciated.