Hi all, After RAI 29mci over a year ago I started synthroid on Dec 1st 2011, and had to slowly build up to 25mcg daily (found myself very sensitive to the meds and started on 12.5mcg). Initial blood tests in Dec:
TSH 6.8 (.4-4)
FT4 12 (4-19)
FT3 4.9 (2.5-6)
By Feb on 25mcg daily labs were:
Feb March May 5th (latest)
TSH 3.3 TSH 3.5 TSH 5.2
T4 16 FT4 13 FT4 14
FT3 4.8 FT3 4.6 FT3 4.5
My doctor's nurse has rung (after the May results) and told me to increase on 2 days only each week to 50mcg and continue 25mcg the other 5 days (which, spread over would be 32mcg daily). I'm not feeling confident that this is enough (and, as it is, am increasing by half a tablet four days a week rather than have the shock to my system on two days).
Over the last two weeks I've been taking the extra half tablet over 4 days, but would like to build up by taking 37mcg (1.5 tablets) every day in readiness for going up to 50mcg which I'm sure I'll be doing after the next blood tests. Does this seem reasonable?
In end March he was happy with the results, but, even prior to the tests I was starting to feel hypo and it continued, until, prior to the increase (and ongoing), I've got that lump in my throat again, struggling sinuses (taking betcourt to keep that at bey, excess saliva, flatulence and trouble sleeping at night, dry skin and hair falling out prior to my latest meds - I'm now having some better days after 2 weeks but then feel like cr**p again .
I know he doesn't want to push me into they hyper zone, but I feel that he's just holding me in a permanent sub-hypo state. I can't see that 2 x 25mcg tablets is going to stabilise a slowly dying thyroid (I had RAI 29mci in Nov 2010) and have been hoping to capture the hypo symptoms early.... My heart rate is slow, and my bp when I saw him last was 97/72 (normally 120/80).
I'd welcome any advice, thanks - I'm supposed to be going overseas next week for 5 days and don't feel very enthusiastic about the trip.... maybe this slight increase will continue to hold me, but I'm very tempted to up it just a tad further, then keep it consistent until my next blood test..