I am new to this site, only came across it when googling after a visit to my GP on Friday.
I had a sub total thyroidecomy about 12 years since as I had an over active thyroid and small goitre that couldn't be controlled with medication after an 18 month struggle. I ended up like most hypothyroidism and also hypoparathyroidism. I have been on 2mcg of alfacalcidol (one alpha) since the operation and last August was given additional Dekristol to take twice a month to top that up as wasn't enough. All that now seems fine.
I have also had Levothyoxin which was increased at the outset and I have been taking 175mcg per day for a number of years now although at one stage I was on 200mcg but that was a few years since now.
In March I was called for annual blood tests for medication check and was quite timely as I had been feeling exhausted, aching joints and bruising and bursting blood vessels very easily. I was told my TSH level was 7.2 and was asked to repeat the bloods in June which I have just done. This time my TSH was 2.4. Looking briefly at the screen at the GPs my TSH seems to fluctuate every time I have it taken and the GP has raised a concern that it could be my cholesterol that is effecting the swings and getting that under control may effect my TSH level.
Reading some of the posts on here I am now very concerned I am either being told incorrect information and / or could end up ill if I am prescribed statins.
Is there any evidence of the connection?
The only other long shot I could think of before finding this site is since March I have massively increased the amount of shell fish I eat (started a new job and most days have a salad with sea food of some description). Long shot but I was told years gone by that it contained iodine that would stimulate the thyroid, what there is left of it.
My GP has asked that I repeat the bloods as fasting in 6 weeks time but I really want to get some research and evidence before I agree to any other medication or action.
Eagerly awaiting your guidance and advice
Thanks in advance