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Starting Levothyroxine(2 Posts)
Hi, not really asking anything in particular just wanted to see what other people have to say on it. I have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism - honestly wasn't really expecting it as the only reason that I had a blood test was because I was getting headaches all the time. From looking at other posts I can see that it does really affect some people badly. My TSH level is 34.4 which I know is very high but I honestly don't feel that bad! obviously now I know I have this there are some things that I have just been passing off as normal which I now realise are not (tiredness, irregular periods) also recently I have been getting joint pain and we have been trying to conceive our second child with no success. Has anybody else had a similar experience?
I am on levothyroxine as I had my thyroid removed last year as it was cancerous. My experience is that it can take quite a while to get the right dose, and after starting about 2 weeks before you start to notice a difference. I was recommended to take it first thing in the morning and wait 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything.
I can’t comment on you TSH as at my last blood test mine was 0.3!
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