I'm starting to get confused. What dose did they do labs at? I'm under the impression you haven't had labs at this lower dose. Does this mean you go six months before they test you at the lower dose? Somethings not right here. You're supposed to test 6 to 8 weeks after a dose adjustment. The six mos thingy is for someone who's stable on one dose of meds for a while.
Maybe you outta come down and see my gp. He's needle happy right now. He'll test you. He'll test and test and test until the cows come home. Oh, you haven't had thyroid labs since last month. Let's run em again. I really wanted to say yesterday, look, what do you expect to see change if we don't change it?
He's like us on the board though. He even says that my other problems stem from the thyroid. He's aware what insidious monsters they really are.
Are the two of you aware that there's a headache board on here? I bet there's some people very versed in headaches and how to go about getting the proper treatment for them. There is a chance that they're thyroid related but there's an even bigger chance that they aren't. You should always rule out the other possible causes first, especially if a change in the med dose doesn't seem to make a difference.
And tbren, the headaches are not caused from you being weak. Don't ever blame yourself for them. You need to get to the cause of them and get it fixed. I hope you feel better soon. That sounds like a horrid thing to be going thru.