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Just wanted to ask a question of you all that have experience dealing with hypo-
I was diagnosed with hypo by an endocrinologist I used to go to in late 2015. As you can see, I was at the endo for unrelated issues (referred for joint pain), and then at a follow up I was diagnosed with hypo as a result of the below TSH level in Nov 2015. I was having chronic fatigue at the time and some constipation and overall lethargy, as well as weak fingernails. For the record, my mother and father are both hypo; my mother takes 75 mcg and my father takes 25 mcg levothyroxine.
My endocrinologist kept increasing my dosage, and wanted me to take 75 mcg. I simply didn't see a reason to do that and he was treating me based on my TSH level solely. My symptoms felt better at 50 mcg. I got him to go in the middle with me and take 62.5 mg (50 one day, 75 mg the next). I have since not gone back to that endo due to the endo's office being under fire for insurance and billing illegalities, as well as just shady practices. My PCP has recommended that I drop back down to 50 mcg, which I am on now, and eventually try to go back to 25 mcg or even 37.5 mcg.
3.97 pg/ml - Mar 2015 (no treatment)
4.14 pg/no - Nov 2015 (no treatment)
4.11 - April 2016 (25 mcg)
3.29 - July 2016 (50 mcg)
3.7 - May 2017 (62.5 mcg)
3.5 - July 2017 (62.5 mcg)
1.78 pg/ml - Mar 2015 (no treatment)
1.50 pg/ml - Nov 2015 (no treatment)
1.3 - April 2016 (25 mcg)
1.32 July 2016 (50 mcg)
1.3 - May 2017 (62.5 mcg)
1.66- July 2017 (62.5 mcg)
1.988 - Mar 2015 (no treatment)
4.495 - Nov 2015 (no treatment)
4.571 - April 2016 (25 mcg)
3.260 - July 2016 (50 mcg)
3.2 - September 2016 (50 mcg)
1.19 - November 2016 (50 mcg)
2.36 - March 2017 (50 mcg)
1.21 - May 2017 (62.5 mcg)
1.630 - July 2017 (62.5 mcg)
Essentially, at this point I'm not sure whether to stick with mY PCP's orders, or go find a new endo, but I really just don't know and I'm hearing a million different thigns. Please let me know what you all think.
Have a great week
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