I have all of the symptoms of hypothyroidism and but have had normal blood tests last year.
Serum TSH 1.650 mu/L (0.40-5.00)
Serum free T4 14.000 mnol/L (10.0-23.0)
I self-treated for 6 weeks with T3, cycling up and back down again, but stopped completely one week before latest blood test. (And in fact I have not started up the T3 again as I was going to concentrate on my adrenals as I did not feel the T3 was providing any benefit.)
The results for this latest test were:
(I had to talk the Dr into testing for T3)
Serum TSH 0.460 mu/L (0.40-5.00)
Serum free T4 8.100 mnol/L (10.0-23.0)
Serum free T3 3.500 mnol/L (3.5-6.5)
My doctor has finally agreed that my thyroid could do with some help and has suggested another blood test to recheck these 3 in case of error or my self-treatment interfering with the result. (I did tell him before that I would self-treat by sourcing my own meds or see a private doctor.)
How my results could go to such extremes is worrying me. Does anyone think that the T3 I took could have had such a dramatic effect on my results?
Also worth mentioning: there was a 'biochemistry comment' at the bottom of the page saying, "TFT's may be consistent with hypopituitarism." My doctor did say something about an endo (not had any mention of one before) during my visit but then just printed off repeat blood test form and said he would ring me with the results in 2 weeks.
Has anyone had experience of this type of thing? I would appreciate your thoughts or guidance. Thank you.