I have been frantically trying to resolve my breathing issue for the last 8 weeks. as I am off on holiday for 5 weeks. The last 7 days being in Tibet at altitudes over 3000m
Got referral letter at first request to see Dr S. Saw him yesterday on the blood results he recommended increasing Eltroxin to 150 for 5 weeks and then 175 for 4 weeks then see him again.
Saw GP this morning. New to the practice. Who checked the flowmeter readings I have recorded since March said not good. surprise surprise. She then looked at my last thyroid bloods
T4 above range 29 pmol/L (10.0 - 19.8)
Serum TSH level below range >0.1 mu/L (0.3 - 5.5)
seru m free triiodothyronine level 6.2 pmol/L (3.5 - 6.7)
She says that the overdose is what is making me breathless and putting a strain on my heart and lungs. Told her I just want to feel better and that I tried this week 100 only on one day and it was awful
She says need to reduce to 100 and 125 alternate days and then try to get down to 100 from when I return in 5 weeks
Blood test first thing Monday before TSH and Vit deficiencies so has results when I get back and to take another blood test on my return.
She has given me 5 days steroids to take to help with breathing and another 5 days for me to take if needed when in Tibet.
Any ideas who I follow?