Re: levo and statins??
Twenty-five mcgs is almost never an adequate therapeutic dose! Fifty is the lowest "real" dose, and that's what you should be taking. Your doctor's reasoning is absolutely misguided. I fired a doctor for the same kind of thinking. He wanted to prescribe a different medicine for every symptom I had (including a statin that I refused to take) but adamently refused to prescribe thyroid hormone. Eventually, thyroid treatment (from a new doctor) lowered the cholesterol and eliminated the other symptoms I originally sought help for.
Your doctor should be targeting your TSH to be around 1.0. That's where healthy people's TSH falls. I think your FT4 should be in the 17-18 range (but you'll have to provide the lab's reference range for that test before knowing that for sure).
See if you can sweet talk him into a 25-mcg increase. If you can't, you may find better thyroid care in the hands of another practitioner.
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." Abraham Lincoln
Last edited by midwest1; 09-25-2012 at 09:17 AM.