I'm on a mission to get myself feeling right this year after discovering this forum and a couple of helpful books. Was diagnosed with Graves 2001 and had TT in 2003. Have not felt right ever since, with various ongoing hypo symptoms. I saw an endo about these and continuing supressed TSH in about 2007-8, when my GP put down my Levo so much (based on TSH) that he made me really ill. The endo put my Levo back up and checked my pituitary function, but couldn't suggest anything else to help.
Since doing my latest reading and finding out there's plenty more things to try, I've waited 7 months for an appointment with a different (carefully-selected) endo. In the meantime I've had a really bad patch with new symptoms of tingling fingers/hands, salt/sugar cravings and utter exhaustion (but poor sleep) following a day at work.
First consultation with new endo last week went well, with him agreeing that I could try adding some T3 to my T4, but wanting blood tests done first.
Test results back today, so I now need to see my GP to get the T3 and talk about any other treatment needed. I think I need to discuss low vitamin D, ferritin and cortisol, but any advice on the blood test results below gratefully received. Thanks in anticipation...
Free T4 - 16.6 pmol/l (range 11-22.6)
Free T3 - 5.3 pmol/l (range 3.5-6.5)
TSH - 0.02 mU/l (range 0.2-4.0)
Total 25OH Vitamin D - 37.4 nmol/l (range <25=deficiency, 25-75=insufficiency, 75-250=sufficiency, >250=toxicity)
Vitamin B12 - 539 ng/l (range 145-914)
Folate - 9.0 ug/l (range 3.0-14.4)
Ferritin - 17 ug/l (range 10-291)
Cortisol - 206 nmol/l (range 184-623 @ 9am)
Full blood count:
Haemoglobin - 134 g/l (range 115-150)
White blood count - 4.00 10 to the 9/l (range 3.5-11.0)
Platelets - 197 10 to the 9/l (range 140-400)
Haematocrit (PCV) - 0.412 (range 0.36-0.46)
Red blood count - 4.65. 10 to the 12 (range 3.80-5.0)
Mean cell volume - 89.0 fl (range 80.0-99.0)
Mean cell haemoglobin 28.9 pg (range 27.5-32.5)
Mean cell haemoglobin conc. 326 g/l (range 310-350)
Neutrophils - 1.90. 10 to the 9/l (range 1.70-8.00)
Lymphocytes - 1.70 10 to the 9/l (range 1.00-4.00)
Monocytes - 0.19 10 to the 9/l (range 0.20-0.80)
Eosinophils - 0.18. 10 to the 9/l (range 0.04-0.40)
Basophils - 0.04. 10 to the 9/l (range 0.02-0.10)