Newly diagnosed hypothyroid
Last week I was seen by my regular physician because I was feeling simply exhausted. I have Crohn's disease and she was feeling like possibly my anemia had returned. She ordered many panels of blood work and called me a few days later to say that my TSH level was 18.75. I was started on a dose of Levothroid 50mcg which I have been taking since June 28th. I haven't noticed any effects as of yet but understand that it typically takes 4-6 weeks to start working. My doc has me scheduled to come in after 6 weeks on the medication to do a blood test and check my levels. What can I expect after the med starts working? I have brittle dry hair, dry skin, I am about 20 lbs overweight and am exhausted...can I expect these things to improve after taking the meds for a while? My pharmacist made sure I know how to correctly take the meds and what to avoid but if anyone else has any advice it would be appreciated. Thanks!