Felt horrible for over a year and was FINALLY diagnosed after throwing a fit and changing doctors. My TSH level was 4.4 in October and my old doc said 'It was in range", even though I was having symptoms. Finally went to a new doc and here are the results:
TSH - 3.9 (range 0.5 - 3.0)
Free T4 - 0.9 (range 0.7 - 2.5)
Free T3 - 2.8 (range 2.5 - 6.5)
TPO - 439 (range 0-150)
Though my T3 & T4 are in range, they are at the bottom which would explain why I feel awful.
Just started on 100mcg of Levothroid this morning. I feel horrible: Ringing ears, dizzy, tired, etc,,,, How long before I notice any improvement of my symptoms??????