Have you ever taken your basal body temperature? (In case not, instructions follow.)
- Use an analog, shake-down type thermometer, digital is not accurate enough
- Put thermometer next to the bed where you can easily reach it without getting up
- First thing in the morning, when you awake and before you move around, take your temperature
- Reading should be 97.8 degrees F.
If you are truly balanced on your Synthroid, your metabolism should be kicked in and keeping your temperature at this norm. Your daytime temperature should, of course, be 98.6 degrees F.
Many people (doctors included) look at the TSH test numbers and work at convincing themselves that everything is fine. If you are not yourself, have trouble with weight, feel sleepy even when you've had 8 hours, lack motivation to do what you want to do, or feel worn out after climbing a flight of stairs, you are not fine. You may need something other than Synthroid, like dessicated thyroid or Cytomel (liothyronine). If you need help, be proactive in searching for a doctor who will help you.