Following a blood test at my local clinic, I was advised to increase the dosage to 150 mcg; and was wondering if this will affect how I feel, which is fine, although I suffer chronic low energy... will I notice the change, adversely or otherwise?
CRobertHG; The only way to tell if you need more thyroid is just what they did which is a blood test. And if this is what the clinic said then yes you needed to increase your thyroid and it takes about a month to reach the right blood level, And if it is only the thyroid running you down then yes it normally well increase your energy and some other problems. Now if it's been a while that you have had this you should talk with your doctor and have them run another test looking for low levels of other things that could also cause chronic low energy.
CRobertHG; hope you understood what I was saying but yes after the blood test is how they can tell if for some reason you need a change in you thyroid medication. you should see about having your blood tested again in about a month. or at your next appt. and hopfully this well help increase your energy too. But even being on the same dose for a long time your thyroid can change. It is nothing to worry about. And it could be 2 to 3 weeks before you even feel a difference. hope all is well
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