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I was diagnosed in March this year after seeing my GP for extreme tiredness and pretty much the whole list of hypothyroid symptoms. TSH was 6.1 (normal range 0.27-4.2)
T4 14.5 (normal 12-22) Was put on 50mcg levothyroxine and symptoms persisted and I had follow up blood tests 6 weeks later, including an antibody test,which came back normal at 12 (range 0-34) TSH at this point was 5.5, and T4 16.5. Doctor upped levothyroxine to 75mcg which ive been on for 2 and a half weeks and I feel dreadful. Started having aching arms and legs which are driving me insane,especially the legs at night. The tiredness and general lack of motivation is making my life a misery and affecting my relationship and looking after my 2 young children. Doctor doesnt want to check levels again until end of August. My question is, is it normal to feel worse before feeing better? Is it likely something else is going on aswell? My doctor isnt very helpful, (he didnt even know an antibody test existed for hypothyroidism) I'm going to see a different one after my next bloods. Should I ask to be referred to an endocrinologist? My sister and Dad both have hashimotos but are properly medicated and feel well. I dont know what to do. My blood results don't seem to indicate hashimotos and my T4 has always been in range, but my symptoms are quite severe. Any info/help would be greatly appreciated.
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