I've had hypothyroidism for almost 20 years. But my doctor lowered the dosage on my levothyroxin, even though my test results showed my thyroid was still on the lower end. I'm still getting really tired all the time. I don't have the cold belly any more like I used to, but the lack of energy really bothers me. I'm gaining weight again, too. When I first started taking my thyroid medications, I was told to take them first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Now I've been told to take it at night before I go to bed. I'm getting really confused about what to do. I want to trust that my doctor knows what she's doing with me, but it's all contradictory to what I've been told all these years. Please help me understand.
9 Apr 2013
I would get your doctor to refer you back to an Endo. My doctor had lab results and said I was fine but I knew better, I had Hypo classic symtoms. So I got him to refer me to an Endo. He said I don't know why I am referring you but I will. Thank God he did because after checking my labs and talking to her she knew I was hypo for sure. Go to an Endo they study the Endocrine system. They know best. Go with your gut! Also get your lab results!
13 Nov 2014
I need advice as well. My levels were checked a week ago because my husband and I are ttc. My t4 level is at 6.8 which is normal but my tsh level is at 10.97. My doctor upped my levothyroxine from 88mcg to 112mcg to lower that level. Anybody have any success stories of this working?? Thank you!
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