Hey everyone, I found this forum and think that it's great. The one thread I was following however was from 2011 and didn't have very much information...or follow up rather.
I am 33, and was diagnosed as hypo 6 years ago. I remember sitting in my doctors office crying, begging him to at least test my thyroid before prescribing anti-depressants. I knew something was amiss and it was only a matter of hours before he finally conceded. I have a new doc now
Anyway, I remember thinking to myself that this diagnosis really fit and helped me understand why I was gaining weight, my skin was snakelike, why I had acne like I was 15, possibly why my son was so premature....the list goes on and on.
However, with a new doctor, who I love, but she admits she's not very experienced in with hypothyroidism, I am back to being quite symptomatic. I am currently on 150 ug of levothyroxine, my TSH is 3.9 and my T4 was over 11. My doctor just refilled my prescription, but since I am back to feeling symptomatic I want to go in and talk to her. After reading up on this, I now know that I should have had my free T3 level checked. I just thought I would solicit thoughts on here as well.
Any one have experience with high TSH and high T4 while on levo? Better yet, anyone experience this and have a good suggestion of where to go from here?? There are no endocrinologists in my town. But like I said I think my dr will work with me to figure this out. I just want to go in loaded with questions!
Current systems (and who knows if they are thyroid related, I'm listing them because they are frustrating and abnormal for me): weight gain, very dry scaly skin, acne, foggy head, can't concentrate, dry brittle hair and nails, heavy irregular menstrual cycles, huge mood swings, fatigue, irritable, low libido, pale skin, good lord this list is long!