I received some up dated blood results today from Spire that are concerning me. I was led to believe that I had Graves eye Disease 2 yrs ago from my own GP who specializes in eye problems.After going through A/E a couple of weeks ago because of very bad eye and temple pain and photophobia, I was put on 60 mg of prednisolone as a starting dose and then was given a referral to the eye clinic 5 days later for an assessment of the problem. One of the blood tests that were done, was the TPO WHICH APPARENTLY " GOT LOST". My own GP repeated this test in readiness for todays appointment. The TPO came back negative so that was a relief. In the meantime, i went and had private bloods at Spire on the 3rd April 04 which included TSH, T4 AND FREE T3. Also thought that I would get my lipids checked the same time as these have never been checked. These are my results- TSH =1.380 ( normal range 0.270 to 4.200). Free T4=15.28 ( RANGE 12-22), FreeT3 =2.7 ( NORMAL RANGE 3.1 -6.8). My last results in February were TSH 0.07 AND T4 = 20.1. No T3 as NHS do not test for T3
. So it looks as if my T3 is lower than it should be. As I am feeling over replaced ie tremors, over heating, and unable to eat solid food due to the overwhelming heat when i try, I am now at a loss. I belong to a health authority that ignores T3 readings and this is my only clue as to whats wrong. My lipid profile reads =cholesterol 9.0 ( normal range 0.1 - 5.2) Trigycerides 2.37 mm/l ( 0.3 to 2.1 ref range) cholesterol /HDL
6.0 ( RANGE = 2.5 - 4.5 ). B12 is 390 ng/l ( range 191 -663).
I am very worried about my lipid levels but Ive been wondering whether the prednisolone that they gave me for my eyes has anything to do with these raised levels? Also, as I am feeling over replaced and was tempted earlier today to reduce my thyroxin to 75 instead of 75/100 alternate days, is this still a good idea as my T3 is low and not getting enough conversion from the levo? Im in a real pickle and would appreciate some advice and support due to all of this.
Also, The ophthalmologist didn't want to know ANYTHING about my past medical history or about the Quetiapine crash I had in January. He told me that he ONLY deals with eye problems and basically didn't want to know how all this came about!!! It was a horrible experience and he didn't even look at my blood tests that I took with me for him to see!!!!.Just threw them on the desk and said that this was nothing to do with him! I came away feeling like I had done something wrong just like a child and it was all my fault that I had wasted his time!!.I WAS SENT THERE VIA A/E IN THE FIRST PLACE! and not the other way around! I DIDN'T ASK TO BE PUT ON TO PREDNISOLONE with all it,s crap side effects. THEY DID! i DIDN'T ASK FOR AN MRI SCAN - THEY DID! Sorry to be such a moaning Minnie but i feel as if I just don't know which way to turn anymore More tears. More paranoia now. Lynne x