Ive been feeling better since I've lowered my dosage. My levels are now too low again but my hair is full, I dont feel like someone is choking me all the time and I can sleep most nights. I dont know, maybe my body prefers a slow metabolism or something...
That seems to be the more important part - that your body feels better at these levels. Normal is such a dangerous word. I used to experience it a lot with fevers. My brother and I have naturally low body temps, so when we get a fever - even a low grade one - we feel horrible and it's a sign that we're sick. However, docs just assume it's nothing too big to worry about because it's so close to "normal".
I seem to have every side effect of hypothyroidism except for the hair thing. My hair grows so fast. My throat is a problem and has been for some years now. I clear my throat and gag/cough a lot. I thought it was my allergies or maybe even reflux, but I've noticed from pictures that my goiter is getting bigger, so it could be the thyroid after all.
I only have a ten minute appointment with the doc tomorrow, but I'm going to be really clear with him. I have a list if symptoms - a number of which I've seen him for in the past.
I have tried to get him to test my b12 numerous times now, but he says I don't have symptoms necessitating it. He sent me to get something checked to see if I was anemic, which I wasn't, so he decided the b12 wasn't necessary. I've told him numerous times that I'm vegan and I learned recently that hypothyroid people can also be at risk for b12 deficiency. I'm hoping this time I can convince him, because I've been vegan for 8 years and have never had a b12 test and I'm not good at remembering to take a supplement.
If worse comes to worse, I can pay 50 euro to have it tested through one of those private companies.
The Stop the Thyroid madness site lists a ton of tests that I'm not sure he would ever agree to, but maybe I can convince him of at least getting a full panel with the t3 and b12. Fingers crossed.