Hi Everyone. I'm a 42 year old female who was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease and hypothyroidism 3.5 years ago. Since that day my life has changed so much and I really want to do as much as I can to be as well as I can. I've recently started gentle swimming and doing daily meditation, as my anxiety gets crazy sometimes. I've gained 4 stone in the last 3 years and daily naps are a regular occurrence, as are 10/11 hours sleep at night. I feel so bad for my two children as their lives have changed too
Things have improved since first diagnosis and I currently take Levothyroxine doses as follows; Mon/Wed/Fri 100mcg Tue/Thur/Sat/Sun 75mcg.
My body seems to be particularly sensitive to the drug and every increase I make I have to do extremely slowly and build up over a period of time otherwise it makes me feel very unwell.
I'm currently under a different GP, who seems, on first meeting, to be quite understanding. The last time we met she requested lots of bloods and here are my results;
Serum free T4 level 13.2 pmol/L (12-22)
Serum free triiodothyronine level 3.7 pmol/L (3.95-6.8)
Serum TSH level 2.99 miu/L (0.2-4.2)
B12 798 pg/mL (197-866)
Serum folate 8.8 ng/mL (4.6-18.7)
My TSH result from 8 months ago was 0.94 (0.2-4.2) and I do recall having a little more energy.
I'm very confused. Would you say that from my recent results that I should request an increase in my meds? What confuses me is that my anxiety has got really bad lately, and it makes me wonder if I have symptoms of hyper?
I have an appointment Friday (tomorrow) and want to discuss this with my Dr, but would appreciate any comments/advice before I go as I feel apprehensive as to what I really want or need? Thank you so much x