I had my blood tests done 2 weeks ago and my tsh was 0.04(0.35-5.5) my ft4 was 18 (10.0-23.00)and my ft3 was 4.7 (3.5-6.5) my doctor has since reduced my levo by 25mcg but now the pins and needles I was getting in my hands at night have started to come back.I was starting to feel better on this higher dose of 150mcg.
my ft4 has always been stuck at about 14 when I was on 100mcg my tsh was 4.73 and ft4 was 14.
Gp increased levo to 125mcg and tsh was then 1.73 but ft4 was still only 14 now after taking in Dr Tofts book gp agreed to up it to 150mcg but tsh is now 0.04 and when I picked up blood tests the receptionist gave me the results and there was a scrawl on the bottom saying tell patient to reduce by 25mcg to 125.
On 150mcg was the first time I felt I could cope with things now the pins and needles are back the stiff joints haven't started yet but I can't see my gp letting me stay on 150mcg I asked him about t3 and he said in 23 years he has never treated anyone with anything other than levothyroxine.
There was still a few niggly things on the higher dose but feeling fantastic is not something I can imagine these days but good well it would be good
The tests had been done in A&E about an hour after I had taken medication.