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I am taking 50mcgs Levothyroxine and still feeling very tired all the time, I have constant earache, headache + blocked ears

I also feel quite concerned as I have a really uncomfortable feeling in my neck. The only way I can feel comfortable is to wrap a scarf around and hold it quite tightly in position. I have GP appointment in 2 weeks time but wondered if anyone else has experience of this feeling. It's not really sore - just uncomfortable and annoying and as I said quite worrying.

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Hi Lindi, I did for some time, not constant but would come and go every few days when I was put on 25mg in Jan it actually got a little worse/regular but since being on 50mg 2 weeks ago I have not had it yet (touch wood!). I didnt suffer ear problems though.

Hope you get sorted soon!


Thank you for your reply.



How long have you been on 50mcg?

Have you got your latest thyroid test results including the ranges?

Helpful info here:




I've been on 50mcg for around 2 months. Unfortunately I'm new to this site so didn't think to take much notice of test results. I'd been on 25mcg for a few months prior to the 50's and had gone back to GP to say I was feeling quite poorly again. He increased the dose and did another blood test. He said I had just sneaked into the range to allow me to continue with 50mcg. I'll take a look at the suggested site. Many thanks for your reply.


My neck was really bad while i was on low dose pluss gp gave me statins which i was advised by members not to take .I used a heat spray and tryed massage . This keeps it at bay .Im on higher dose and feel slightly better now but never good .driving and computer make it worse.


Hi To start with you need tSH, T4 and Free T3 ( you may need T4 levo and T3) done and an ultra sound of the thyroid. Then the other recommended tests. An endo always does these if any good.



Thank you Jackie. I have only seen my GP so far. He hasn't referred me to anybody else. He's lovely to me but I feel he thinks I actually want to have problems!!


Hi GP`s tend to be like that about thyroid. The time to see an endo is when he is not helping and you are feeling bad.Then make sure it is a good one.

Best wishes,Jackie


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