Posted , 4 users are following.
Over the past year and a half I've started accusing tiredness, exhaustion and all the symptoms generally connected to hypothyroidism. I did not realize at first, so for the first year I tried to fight it through, with not success. As a result I could not keep up with the physical activity and livestyle I had before. I went from training 4 times per week, to barely being able to do anything because I am too tired. My weight went from 85Kg (187lbs) to 115kg (253lbs). I finally decided to visit my GP to get this figured out, a few months ago, and from the blood tests it resulted that I had a 'light' form of Hypothyroidism, with high TSH and low T4. T3 was not tested.
I was prescribed 25mg Levothyroxine everyday, for 6 weeks, anfter which my blood was to be tested again. This time, the T4 was in 'good range' (The GP did not give me the values).
Since i did not have any sort of improvement in my condition, my GP agreed to up the dose from 20mg to 50mg per day, and proceed again for 6 weeks.
At this point, I still don't feel any improvements. I actually feel even more tired.
The doctor won't increase the dose, and also is not willing to check my T3 levels nor refer me to an Endocrinologist.
In his opinion, if the 50mg dose did not work by now, the initial diagnosys of Hypothiroidism was wrong, and he wants me to stop medication and start seeing a dietologist.
What should I do?
I would like to point out that I always had a sporty lifestyle and balanced diet, and never had weight gain issues before all this started, so I don't believe that is a cause, but rather a consequence of this whole situation.
Pleas ehelp me
0 likes, 5 replies