Increase finally helping!
Well I am very happy to report that after just 2 weeks of my increase from 50 to 75mcg. Synthroid, it is finally working. The terrible pain in my leg muscles is about gone and along with it the fatigue. I would say about 80% improvement on both issues.
I had posted here that for several months I had been feeling terrible and couldn't figure out what the problem was. Since my labs had been done in March of last year, the numbers came back as usual and up to that point for 2 years, those numbers were correct for me and that dosage, although I never again felt back to my old self in terms of energy.
After 3 months of misery (Sept.-Dec.), my doctor re-checked the levels again, TSH,free T4 and T3 and they were off.
I was amazed to see how just being off with my TSH from 5.33 up to 6.75 and my free T4 from 1.23 down to .99, could make such a difference in how I feel. Personally now I think the the levels I was accepting back in March and even before as okay were not. I was tired alot then too with aches in my legs especially.
So, I am hoping that when I am retested in another 4 weeks, the levels are even better and maybe I just need to be at even lower than 5.33 for TSH.
At least now I know not to wait so long with feeling lousy before thinking about getting re-tested...