Once you've established that the thyroid is your problem, make sure you get a good doc, preferably an endocrinologist, to get your doses straight. I was having so many problems getting my thyroid under control. Seemed every month it was increased or decreased. That went on for years. I finally went to an endocrinologist who said that the TSH is the main one that most docs determine the level you should be on. He also told me that if you are feeling good at one dose and even if your numbers are a bit high or low, the dose shouldn't be changed unless they are dangerously high or low. This Doc saved my sanity and life I think. (I had a drawer full of synthroid at 75, 88, 100, 112, 125, and 150 mcg)He asked me what is the dose I felt best on and I told him 125mcg. He put me on it, told me to get my TSH drawn in 3 months and go see him a couple weeks after that. Thyroid wise I feel like I am doing well. I've been steady on the 125 for 2 months now. Jiminy Crickets! A doc who actually cares about
how you feel instead of just relying on numbers! The numbers ARE important, but if you have good numbers and still feel like crap, what's the sense?
The tangles of depression, Fibro and hypothyroidism are a real wonder to unwind. I think I finally have the last of the docs in my team that I need. I found a great pain clinic, a great endocrinologist and a wonderful counselor and psychiatrist. Plus my regular PCP. I should feel like I'm on cloud 9 now, but once I get the depression meds sorted, I know I will be feeling much better.
Good luck to you KO-LD!!
Major depression; Bipolar Disorder; Fibromyalgia; Spinal Stenosis; right arm and leg nerve compression; cataracts; glaucoma; IBS; RLS; hypothyroidism; B12 deficiency ... that's enough or I'll get more depressed.