Hoping I can get good advice re the above.
I am just up out of bed yesterday after having the annual autumn viral infection blinder - chills, fever, chesty cough , head ache etc etc - deep joy!
I am due to have a thyroid blood test tomorrow and i seem to recall that viral inefctions can affect the TSH, I just cant recall whether its more likely to push it up or down, can anyone help please?
Recent blood tests/doses are;
April TSH = 0.04, (0.2-4.5) & T4 13 (9-21) - was taking 75mcgs levo.
20 June TSH = 5.7 & T4 = 11 - now feeling v. tired, advised to up to 100mcgs T4 which I did.
i then went back 4 weeks later for another blood test - results were;
TSH =1.1 and T4 =14 - tho i felt better I still did not feel as good as when my TSH was lower - nice GP allowed me to inc to 125mcgs T4 but I stopped it after 10 days as I felt it was too much so stayed on the 100mcgs.
I have now been wondering if I need more - hence I booked test for tomorrow but wondering if I should defer it as recent lurgy may skew results/
Any thoughts gratefully received,