How long do I wait to feel better

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Hi, my tsh tested at 9.0 about 3 weeks ago. I have been on 50mg of  levothyroxine for almost 3 weeks now...I initially felt a little better, but now I am extemely tired and foggy...just as bad if not worst than before....how long should I wait to inform my doctor...

 

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    Generally the doc will suggest you see them again after ? weeks, ideally for them its 6 weeks for another blood test. You wont always feel the effects "Just Like That" as Tommy Cooper said, but look after yourself and try 4 weeks before you see him/her again if you feel you need to. It really is a complicated business. You will have read many different comments, however its important to always take the tablet under the same conditions every day, roughly same time, (read leaflet) with same drink and then dont eat before or after for near an hour approx or less, again read the leaflet,, avoid certain foods near that time, read the leaflet with the tablets, keep the playing field as flat as is possible. Whatever you do do it in consultation with your doctor, he or she will always be guided by how you feel as well as TSH readings but consult, relax, you are heading for a better place.
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    I suggest you speak to a pharmacist regarding how and when to take your tablets.  In truth, not many GPs know much about this condition.  I suggest you write down all the things you want to ask about and go through them with your GP, ticking them all off.  Be careful not to get scared by stuff on the internet, as many people have other problems, and not just thyroid issues, and it is unwise to assume that because one person has one symptom, that you will get it.  Side effects reported in drug leaflets include those which even one single person reports, and will not apply to all.  If you are unhappy, do not give up approaching your GP until you get what you need. 
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    NOW!!! My doc told me I need to be under 2.0.

    Research the difference between synthetic and bioidentical thyroid replacement on YouTube. I went bioidentical and it changed my life!

    Good luck! If your doc doesn't listen to you, find another doc who does!!

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    9 for tsh  is a little high but not excessive. I'd say check with your doctor and maybe try a lower dosage of the levothyroxine  for a while. Your body is adjusting to the new levels, so it may take a while, hang in there and above all communicate with your doctor. See a specialist if you just can't stand it any more.
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