Sometime last year I had my thyroid checked and had a short trial of thyroxine. My doctor thought I had another condition and advised me to stop the thyroxine.
I still have the same symptoms of tiredness, lack of motivation, mood change, skin problems, hair, eyebrows are thinning. I get pins and needles in my legs and arms. I woke up with pins and needles in my arms last night. My anxiety is probably the worst I've had it. I don't usually feel like I've woken up. My short term memory is rubbish. I keep forgetting what I was about to do. Not good when you're trying to progress at work.
previously my thyroid test results were:
TSH 4.64 (0.4 - 4.2)
FT4 12.4 (12 - 22)
Then after taking 25mcg of thyroxine, my results were:
I did feel a bit better when on the low dose of thyroxine but the dr I've just seen does seem to know more than my previous one did. I haven't changed surgeries just doctors.
My blood was taken this morning and I should have the results back by Wednesday this week. Do you think my results could have improved enough not to have thyroxine? I am a bit worried that won't get it (not saying I want an under-active thyroid), I just want to feel better.
I have stopped caffeine and feel tired in the afternoon. I would usually get a sugar boost but am milk intolerant.
You should be getting back on thyroid as these clearly indicate hypothyroidism. That is good news in a way, as it is treatable and you should feel much better in a few weeks! It takes a little time to get the dose just right, but some people notice a difference in energy after just a few days on thyroid, as long as they don't start at rock bottom on the dose, like before. You have better health ahead!