RAI treatment 2010 - so no working thyroid of my own.
(no ref range written for Free T4 and most of the others are missing - but verbally over phone Doc said - range is 6 - 22 (?) so perfectly acceptable within range! I feel LOW!)
Serum Free T4 - 9pmol/L
Serum TSH - 0.06 (LOW result - 0.30-5.00)
No T3 as don't offer that usually!
Serum folate >22 ug/L HIGH
Serum Vit B12 = 667 ng/L
Serum Vit D = 78.6 = adequate (>50 replete >200 Poss Toxicity)
Lymphocyte - 1.9 10*9/L
Total White Cell Count - 5.6
RBC - 4.91
Platelet Count - 261
Neutrphil Count - 3.2
Monocyte count - 0.3
MCV - 83 fL
Mchc - 330g/L
Mean Corpusc. haemoglobin (MH) = 27.3pg LOW
Haemoglobin Estimation = 134g/L
Eosinophil Count = 0.1
Daily each morning I am taking at the moment -
150mg Meloxicam for joint pain and inflammation.
I have recently had a course of 1000 Vit. D, B12 and some Folic Acid as these were considered low over the last two lots of blood tests. A locum doctor authorised me to add 5mcg of the T3 about three months ago, so I have already had a slight increase from 20mcg of the Liothyronning - can't decide if it has made much difference though.
I did expect to see a big increase in my levels, because this last fortnight I have been having heatwaves and not sleeping much at all, even though am totally exhausted and achey - partly because of the constant ITCHING!
I am 58 years old, female, and just over 15 stone which I can't shift no matter what - although I could do with more exercise I have no energy or inclination to do it - I know - my fault! But the brain fog is back and struggling with words - it has taken me all afternoon to write this question, which normally would be a ten minute speed type session. Apologies - am feeling sorry for myself and should be just grateful I am not suicidal! (Have read some really sad posts lately, and I seriously am NOT that bad, but don't want to end up that way either!)
I have made a copy of the results which I could pm to an Admin if that is helpful, with the previous bloods included.
I am asking what, if anything, I need to say or ask for tomorrow morning when I have an appointment with a different doctor. I feel awful, freezing cold with a temp. of 34.9, not functioning so well. I spoke with one of the docs this morning as you are only 'allowed' to have a copy of your results if they speak to you and agree! I told him how ill I felt, and cold I was, and that if my results were LOW then maybe I could up my dose of Thyroid meds and it would help - his response was that 'it doesn't work like that - changing dose would take WEEKS to work so that wouldn't necessarily be the answer! He told me to rest, get a blanket and have a hot drink and try and stay in the warm. (!!!) Anyway, I just thanked him for his help in authorising my printout and said I would get a slot tomorrow, so if anyone has any thoughts to share with some 'evidenced info' to substantiate my requests I will at least feel more confident when I go. I was wondering about asking for Adrenal tests but not sure what/how they might help?
Thanks for reading and looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!