I am seeing the Endo again next week - after RAI treatment some years ago now, I am on 75Levo and 25 Liothyronine. I am worried they may make me drop my medication a bit and have fought to get more T3 up until now. I do feel better than before - where I was constantly freezing cold 34.6 temp regularly with awful brain fog and the usual lethargy. Since adding the T3 I have improved considerably. In August I was low B12, Low Vit.D and Low Folic Acid. Had a few months of mega doses of these so levels went up but I see they are dropping again so that will be one thing to point out. I know he will concentrate on my TSH which always flags up as very low - 0.05 (range 0.30-5.00) marked LOW. I was wondering about /reverse T3/ which I don't quite understand - is this something I should question?(Wasn't tested for it!)
Serum TSH - 0.05 mu/L ( - 0.30-5.00) LOW result
Serum Free T4 - 7.7 pmol/L (7.0 - 20.0)
Serum Free T3 - 5.4 pmol/L (3.5 - 5.8)
Serum folate 10.9 ug/L (4.0 - 20.0)
Serum Vit B12 = 464 ng/L (180 - 900) (last May it was 667 ng/L)
Serum Vit D = 46.1 nmol/L (50 - 150) = LOW
Serum Ferritin = 42 ug/L (15 - 200)
Lymphocyte - 1.7 10*9/L
Total White Cell Count - 5.1
RBC - 4.69
Platelet Count - 257
Neutrphil Count - 2.8
Monocyte count - 0.3
MCV - 81 fL
Mchc - 335g/L
Mean Corpusc. haemoglobin (MH) = 27.3pg - LOW
Haemoglobin Estimation = 128g/L
Eosinophil Count = 0.2
Serum Calcium 2.36 nmol/L (2.20 -2.60)
So - I can see that my Vit. D & Haemoglobin is marked LOW
Also I feel my B12 is too LOW (although perhaps acceptable?)
My T4 looks a bit LOW, and my T3 is at the high end - I worry that he will make me drop that?
Any further info greatly appreciated! (I am overweight and struggle to lose any - have managed to lose half a stone since adding extra T3 so desperate not to give that up!)
Help! Thanks for reading if you are still here!
(Jimjim is not my name BTW - I am a post menopausal woman nearing 60! and although I am usually mostly cold, I do suffer hot flushes too!)
Suffering from joint pain and lumpy fingers, hands & shoulder lumps. Insomnia, itchty skin & ears, throat swelling and dry mouth/throat and dry/itchy eyes that have a habit of twitching a lot! Now I have read that list, I am thinking is it really worth even trying! I jest - since the T3 increase I can actually have a laugh at myself now, rather than being gloomy. I am still pretty exhausted though, but can stay awake a lot longer all day. I just wish I could actually sleep at night, rather than just lie in bed exhausted and fidgeting all night!
Love to all you fellow sufferers, and hopefully a productive appointment next week once you have armed me with the right info and questions to ask!