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Hi. I've been diagnosed with having an underactive thyroid for about 7 years. In all this time I have never seen an endocrinologist. I was put on 125mg of levothyroxine, and about 12 months ago this was increased to 150 mg. When I was first diagnosed it was an accident. I was being treated for depression. My brother had just been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and he suggested I check. My result were "on the cusp" of being low. The endocrinologist, rather than seeing me, suggested that, because of my family history (brother, sister, mum and uncle on my father's side all have underactive thyroid) he suggestedt he dose to the doctor. Seven years later, I am living abroad and have been told to see an endocrinologist. I'm not sure if I have symptoms or not, because I'm not sure what "normal" feels like. I get low moods occasionally, but put this down to life. I did feel quite suicidal 2 years ago- the first and only time. I also get quite tired, but again, I have three young chilldren, teach in a primary school all day and have private tuitions twice a week and a 6 hour part time job in the evening. I put tiredness down to that. The one major symptom I think I have though is excessive sweating. This is usually between 9 and 10 in the evening. Not every evening, but now and again- maybe three nights in a row in a month. Also, I have dry patches of skin above and between my eye brows. My TSH is 0.01 (should be between 0.27 and 4.2) my FT4 is 17.21 (should be bewteen 12 and 22) and my FT3 is 5.32 (should be between 3.1 and 6,8). Is there any advise you could give me about the type of questions I should be asking the endocrinologist?
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