I had RAI treatment in 2012 and have since been battling what seems like an endless list of problems, including most recently being diagnosed with Thyroid Eye Disease.
I have recently begun to feel very very unwell again - extreme tiredness, joint pains, feeling lightheaded, eye problems...the list is endless. Following advice on this board I decided therefore to begin taking my Levo (100 mcg) at night rather than in the morning with my standard cup of tea (which I now know is a big no no!). I expected that this would mean that more Levo was absorbed by the body and therefore perhaps a reduced dose could be prescribed however the complete opposite has occurred I think. As well as changing to evening Levo I have also been prescribed 200 mcg of Selenium to take for the Thyroid a Eye Disease so two major changes have taken place between the two results below. I do take the Levo and the Selenium at least 12 hours apart so I don't think there can be any interaction problems. Can anybody help me to understand these results?
Before switching to evening Levo and before Selenium - 06/01/14:
TSH - 0.37 (0.35-4.94)
T4 - 15.9 (9.0-19.1)
Since switching to evening Levo and starting Selenium - 24/03/14:
TSH - 1
T4 - 15
Because my TSH is "within range" the GP is unwilling to alter my medication even though all of my symptoms are screaming that something is very wrong. I feel like a complete write off and am struggling to continue with my normal daily life as a primary school teacher. He has referred me back to my endocrinologist however I may be waiting 3+ months for an appointment with her and that literally fills me with dread - I can't continue feeling this awful for so long.
Can anybody help me to understand my results so that I am armed with more information to fight for better treatment? Am absolutely desperate.
Thank you all in advance.