Over the last 8 months I have built my dose of levothyroxine to 175mcg. Have felt better, getting rid of some minor symptoms, but the main ones - fatigue, exhaustion etc are still there. Under the guidance of Dr S I upped my dose to 200mcg, I initially had a headache on and off for a number of days, felt very breathless and tight in the chest, then after nearly 3 weeks my arms, hands and face started to swell up. At this point I panicked and dropped my dose to 175mcg again. I am currently waiting on private blood test results to try and guide me forward but u guess I can help but wonder if the swelling etc etc is my body's sign that that was too much T4 and I now have to look at other options (T3, NDT etc) or should I have pushed through it and in actual fact I'm not on enough T4?
Any advice gratefully received. I also appreciate that the test results will show a better picture but I just wondered in general re this scenario.