new here...typical Syntheroid starter dose?
I'm new to this board, and new to hypothyroidism. From what I've read here, I feel very lucky. My TSH has been trending slowly upward for a year, and I have a family history of hypothyroidism (my mother). But in the last 5 weeks, my TSH jumped from 3.3 to 3.66.
I'm very symptomatic, even while within the "normal" range, but my doctor was kind and said that even though the normal range extended to 4.2, the statistical mean of people with a normally functioning thyroid wad between 1 and 1.5. He also said that he saw no sense in letting me suffer until the TSH was up at 4.5, and that he wanted to begin treatment.
So he started me on Syntheroid, at .05 mg per day. I'm just curious as to what dosages other people take. (My doc did say that we'd probably have to adjust it for a while until we find the magic number).