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I'm 22 and been on 50mg of Levo for 8 months. The first 3-4 months for me were horrific, feeling tired anxious and emotionally all over the place, within the last 8 weeks I have really improved and started to feel like 'me' again, however my blood results came back as 'within range' so my doctor suggested lowering me to 25mg. I firmly told him that I wasn't quite comfortable to do that yet as I've only just started to improve and I show no signs of overdosing, I'm still cold, dry skin, a long day at work and I'm passed out in bed by 8pm etc...
Fortunately he agreed with me and said he will send me for another blood test and leave me on 50mg and we would review it next time I saw him.
When I went to pick up my prescription last week I had seen another doctor at my practice (who I have never been dealt with) had signed my prescription off but only offered me 25mg!! I tried asking the receptionist but as she kept telling me she was just the receptionist and didn't know!
As I needed my meds I have been doubling up every morning so the pills come up to 50mg, however on the day of blood test I didn't eat or take my meds prior to the test.
I then felt grotty the following day, could that be a result of this? Also how effective do you think it is not taking Levo before blood tests?
I phones up to get my results yesterday and the receptionist said it's flagged up I need to come in (appointment next Thursday) I asked if she could give me my results.
T4 = 13 (Range 9 - 22)
TSH = 11.8 (Range 0.35-5.5)
2 months ago
T4 = 23
TSH = 0.5
4 months ago
T4 - 14.4
TSH - 1.15
8 months ago
T4 - 8.9
TSH - 8.63
I am still taking 50mg... So I'm glad I didn't listen to the doctor but what could have caused my TSH to rocket up? If anyone can give me any advice or options I will be very grateful. I'm slowly learning but still so new to this all
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