I had a total thyroidectomy in 2001. Since then, it's been a nightmare to regulate my dosage. Since June 2009, I started having severe muscle aches in my legs, back, and feet and I've had severe fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, feel shakey, etc. I had a TSH test in August and it was 4.99. My doctor (Endo) said that's normal. The last three years, my TSH has varied from 1.5 to 4.99. How can it always be normal? This is the worst I've ever felt.
A few weeks ago I saw another doctor and told him how I was feeling. He upped my dosage of Levothyroxine to 100 mcg. It was 88 mcg. My muscle aches are feeling better, but now I'm dizzy. My head feels like it's in a fog. Can this dosage be too much? What should my TSH be? I felt better when it was in the two's. Also, when I get to much meds, I start getting heart palpitations, anxiety, high blood pressure, etc. When I saw the Doc a few weeks ago, my blood pressure was 150. It usually is 120. What is the happy medium? How do I find my right dosage?
I'm so tired of feeling bad. My Endo doesn't believe in checking T3, etc. I don't have a thyroid, so do I have to worry about T3 as well as TSH?
Please help me. I thought if I saw an Endo, he would know what he was doing with dosage. I've complained to him about fatigue and muscle aches for the past 3 yrs. He kept my dosage at 88 mcg. for all that time.
Please help me. I would so much appreciate it.