Re: Hypothyroidism & Sex Drive
I'm not really sure what to tell you. People that take levothyroxine usually don't start to feel any different for at least two weeks. It took me a few months when I was on Synthroid to notice a small change. HOWEVER, having said that, my doctor recently switched me to Armour which is a natural thyroid medication. She initially put me on to high of a dose and during those first few days, I went from having almost no libido to having a very high libido! It was so strange because the high dose of Armour made me feel so sick that I could hardly get out of bed. So to notice a change like that with my libido made no sense to me at all. She lowered my dose and all of that quickly went away. I thought it had to do with the fast acting T3 that is in Armour but not Levo. Maybe not. I never mentioned that symptom to my doctor. I was to embarrassed so I am not sure if this has happened to many other people.
It's usually standard to wait 6-8 weeks after starting your medication to have your bloodwork done.