Thanks for your replies to my last post about Graves: healthunlocked.com/#thyroid...
I didn't write back until yesterday as my mum had been undergoing surgery this week, and I have been caring for my father. I also wasn't sure if this post within my thread was 'lost' - apologies if I've not followed the correct protocol by posting again here:
My update; I saw my Endo on Monday and then my doc yesterday (Friday).
TSH <0.01 (ref 0.4 - 4.5)
T4 10 (ref 9.00 - 25.00)
T3 1.8 (ref 0.9 - 2.4)
She says that she's happy with these levels but won't let me reduce Carb too fast - so on 20mg until I see her in 6 weeks. Does this still sound over medicated?
I had an appoinment with the doc yesterday (re - 'other symptoms' like pins and needles etc which Endo said were definitely not thyroid related). This Doc (tend to just take 'pot luck' with who you get at this practice) said that my B12 was low when tested in December and that I should have been followed up .. The B12 level at that time was 195 (his minimum on reference range was 180 and upper, I think was about 400? - don't know what the unit of measurement was). So another blood test next week and a re-referral to Neuro (doc said my symptoms are too extreme to be B12 related - but I'm now thinking everything points to this - maybe pernicious anaemia?).
That would explain the 'nice and big' red blood cells then?
I'm now disappointed with my previous consults with my doctor/ various doctors. How could they miss following up on recall for low B12? I thought they were really on the ball before (apart from the one who thought I may be hyper-ventialting which would explain parasthesia - utter tosh - I am definitely NOT hyper-ventilating!!!)
I read over Hamster's post, but I started to glaze over as there was so much detail..