Latest blood test results
April Serum free T4 level 16.87 pmol/L range 9.01 - 19.05 pmol/L
May TSH 1.18mlU/L range 0.35 - 4.94mlU/L
Are these measuring the same thing? Both seem to be in the normal range
Dr says I am fine taking 75mcg thyroxine at present - I was on 150mcg a year ago but since having to take steroids for PMR (started at Xmas) my thyroid results have been indicating I need less thyroxine.
I feel ok but do experience quite a lot of hot flushes and I have gained nearly a stone in the last year. Steroid dose is now reducing so hopefully the weight will be easier to get off in the next couple of months Now on 9mg of Prednisolone per day - trying to reduce by 1 mg per month.
Dr says hot flushes are usual with an overactive thyroid not underactive ? Surely can't still be menopause as I am nearly 60 (I did suffer badly with them around the menopause 48 onwards - they occur less now but they have never stopped)
I wonder if I will need an increase in Thyroxine as Pred goes down?