Why start by posting your actual thyroid hormone test results, so we can see what your actual FT3 and FT4 levels are? Be sure to include reference ranges, as those vary lab to lab and have to come from your own lab report.
Have you had antibody testing done recently, to make sure you don't have an autoimmune thyroid disease? Just because you didn't have antibodies before, doesn't mean you don't have them now.
Facial swelling/puffiness has various causes... It's one of the very distinct symptoms of hypothyroidism... I had it really bad when I was at my most hypo; I have a picture on my profile page when I was most hypo that shows how swollen my face was. Puffiness (moon face) is also a symptom of cushings syndrome, which is an adrenal condition, as is steroid treatment a cause of swelling/puffiness in the face.
Once we see your actual thyroid hormone levels, with reference ranges, we'll be able to better advise.
well, i checked myTSH level a month ago it was 6.6 and my anti bodies were 389 , a week ago it was 8.9 , endo doc had put me on levo , but i dont feel well after taking it , my heart is pounding, and at times i feel a weigh is on my chest .....has any body had those symptoms at any dose whether high or low or its just me ! another question if my thyroid gland is being attacked by the antibodies , if my immune system got better will it get fixed , iam afraid that i will be totally dependent on medication and let the gland die!
Is TSH and antibodies the only things that were tested? What about Free T3 and Free T4? Free T3 and Free T4 are the actual thyroid hormones and are much more important than TSH... It would be best if you post your own results, with reference ranges in a new thread of your own, in order to not hi-jack Tired of water's thread, then we can discuss the issue more fully.
It does take the medication 4-6 weeks to reach full potential in your blood, so being on it only a week isn't nearly long enough. Secondly, it's not unusual to feel worse or to have new symptoms appear after starting medication. Most often you aren't started at the dose you will eventually end up on.
Your thyroid is being attacked by the antibodies (Hashimoto's) and there's not a lot you can do about it. Your thyroid will eventually die and you will be dependent on the replacement hormones for life...
If you post a new thread, please post thyroid related lab results, with reference ranges and let us know what dosage of medication you are on. You can post a new thread by clicking on the "Post a New Question" button at the top of the page.
Hmmm, I just posted a comment that didn't post... I'll see if it will show up when I post this one. If not, I'll have to try to re-create it... this is beginning to get frustrating...