For the past 10 years, I have had hypothyroidism. About 5 years ago, my dosage of synthroid was increased and its has been the same since. I recently took a blood test and my doctor tells me that my levels are now too high and the dosage needs to be decreased to a lower level then it has ever been. Is this common or should I insist on another blood test?
I recently took a blood test and my doctor tells me that my levels are now too high and the dosage needs to be decreased to a lower level then it has ever been.
That can happen. It can be that your thyroid is pushing as hard as it can with it's last ounce of strength (and then it may shut down fast - that's what I believe happpened to me after over a decade of untreated "sub hypo"). Be sure to follow your situation frequently - you never know how long this will last.
i dont know if this is common, but i was wondering how are you feeling? do you feel hyper-ish? i'd tend to stay on the same dose if feeling ok no matter what the numbers said. maybe these numbers are just temporary.
No, I am not hyper at all, as a matter of fact I am very tired and sluggish. That is why I went to the doctor in the first place. Besides being extremely tired, I can't sleep (no wonder that I am tired) and I am losing hair.