I have Hashimoto’s. Just had my latest test results back and cannot understand why readings have taken a bit of a step back from previous especially as I have been getting some symptoms that made me wonder whether I had gone a bit HYPER over the last couple of months. For example, sleep (never brilliant) had been particularly poor (this is a big issue for me). Tummy occasionally unsettled (found myself thinking on a couple of occasions, hope I’m not getting irritable bowel syndrome) and had been experiencing hot flushes but put this down to my age. Previously have always been on the cold side.
While I realise that there will be fluctuations, I am a little surprised that the results when I had only been on the increased dose of levo 6 weeks are better than the results when I have been on the dose for 10 months. I acknowledge that the readings are pretty good (they are aren’t they?) and the differences negligible, I notice, however, that the T3 has dropped back below range.
OCT 2013: (Increased dose of levo from 50mcg to 75mcg at the beginning of September 2013)
TSH: 0.12mU/L (0.3-5)
T4: 16.3pmol/L (11-23)
T3: 3.9pmol/L (3.9-6.8)
JUNE 2014: (Have continued on 75mcg daily since Sept.13. Haven’t missed a single dose during that time and always leave at least 30 mins more often an hour before I have breakfast)
TSH: 0.22mU/L (0.3-5)
T4: 14.7pmol/L (11-23)
T3: 3.5pmol/L (3.9-6.8)
Throughout I have been taking the same brand of levo and haven’t changed anything in how/when I take it?
I had a pretty busy three or four weeks leading up to the blood test in June could that account for the bit of dip?
Any thoughts/observations much appreciated.