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Hello. I'm back again.

I'm currently taking 100 mg of Levothyroxine. I've been taking it since April so nearly 4 months. I feel a little better but I still don't feel normal. I've tried taking 150 mg of it but nothing happened.

I'm wondering if I should ask my doctor about taking Liothyronine also or taking Armour? Or am I not taking enough mgs? I'm still tired, I've gained 3 more pounds, still a little forgetful, & still feeling a little grumpy.

I eat all the right things for my thyroid & take my medicine everyday.

My doctor said she wants my levels at 5 but I was at an 8 when she last checked (in April). I'm wondering should I be at a 2 instead?

As I said in my last post, I've been trying for about 10 months now to lose weight & now I've gained so much weight back (with diet & exercise!!) that I've only lost 6 lbs (last time I said I'd lost about 14 lbs). It's so frustrating. I'm 21 years old & I feel like I'm 40.

Date: 2009-07-13 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] aristoboule
Yikes! I think the for the first year after I was diagnosed, I was getting tested every 6 weeks, then every other month, then at three months at the end. Now I go every 6 months or so, and it's been 9 years since I was diagnosed. More than likely, you'll feel great at 2!

Is there a way your mother's insurance will allow you to see an endocrinologist? If you call member services, they can tell you who is under her plan. Unfortunately, you usually can't exchange medications because they can't be resold. The pharmacy doesn't know the conditions in which they were stored, and therefore can't guarantee them. Sorry :(

No problem, wish I could be more help!

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