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    Old 07-17-2016, 08:56 PM   #1
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    Hypothyroidism? meds not working.

    I was diagnosed about 3 years ago after having my daughter. my tsh was 154, when it should be max 4. So ridiculously high, the doctor quickly put me on levothyroxine. i have had my dosage upped a bit since then, recently i got retested and my tsh is 224. So what i dont understand is why its higher when ive been on levothyroxine. I wonder if i am not absorbing iodine or if its some other problem. I still have not been to the doctor because my insurance likes to take their time. other symptoms that ive had are anxiety, like terrible anxiety. Irritability, mood swings, irregular periods, numb limbs, dizziness, eye twitching, shooting pains in abdomen, blurry vision, confusion, weight gain that doesnt come off with exercise, mental fogginess, lack of concentration, fatigue. HORRIBLE! please anyone who can share an experience or some knowledge about something my doctor is missing on this whole thing, please! im desperate!! Im 21 and this is crippling my life. I also have psoriasis, which gets worse on and off. ive stopped eating sugar and gluten to help the psoriasis, and have read it helps hypo, but no relief! HELP! I have only been tested for tsh and t4, t3. not the other tests for thyroid.

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    Old 07-18-2016, 09:22 AM   #2
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    You need to get to your doctor as soon as you can. It sounds as though you need a much higher dose of medication.

     
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    Old 07-18-2016, 09:50 AM   #3
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    Re: Hypothyroidism? meds not working.

    Im making my appointment today, i will update as soon as i know something new.

     
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    Old 07-19-2016, 04:08 AM   #4
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    Re: Hypothyroidism? meds not working.

    Hi,

    What dose are you taking right now? You really need to see a dr pronto.

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    Old 07-19-2016, 12:26 PM   #5
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    Re: Hypothyroidism? meds not working.

    im on 50mg a day and twice a week i take 100mg. so 5 days a week 50 and 2 days a week 100.

     
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    Old 07-19-2016, 01:37 PM   #6
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    Re: Hypothyroidism? meds not working.

    I don't understand the logic of taking varied doses, and perhaps this is just my ignorance, but I've never heard of it as a legitimate therapeutic approach. You'd probably be far better off taking the same dose each day. Otherwise you get troughs and peaks, and that can't feel good.

    At any rate, your current dose is not sufficient to control your disease.

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    Old 07-19-2016, 07:43 PM   #7
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    100% true. i never thought about it. all this time ive just accepted what these doctors told me. im going to be seeing a endocrinologist and investigating like this on my own. its my body and health and i have to make sure i`m getting the right treatment. ridiculous that you can`t trust the people who are supposed to know how to treat you.

     
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    Old 07-19-2016, 08:47 PM   #8
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    We have to be our own advocates in this. Learn all you can about thyroid treatment and push for what you need.

     
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