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Hi I have been hypothyroid for 20/25 years. During that time my dose has been from 100 to 150mg, however I have been stable on 125mg for quite a few years. I was around 45 when I was first diagnosed during a time of stress when my mum died with lung cancer. I have just had my yearly blood tests and am awaiting the results. From time to time I have I have occasions when I feel very cold and have to hug a hot water bottle and wrap up it could be warm or cold outside at the time. My gp said probably thyroid but as it didn't happen very often i took no notice. This year I have had a bad cold and recently a sinus and urinary infection and have been on 2 lots of anitbiotics. I often feel very cold as described especially hands and feet. Today it is warmer and although I don't feel cold my hands are .I should also mention that I can't stand the heat either once the weather gets hot I end up with soaking wet hair. I thought that as you get older you could reduce your levothyroxine dose but can anyone tell me if they have had to increase it. I am now nearly 69. I do have other health problems and am on various medication. Any thoughts please. I should get results next week although if the tsh was high I would have thought they would have phoned straight away they usally do. Thanks.
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