I posted about a week ago. I am on thyroxin 100mcg for hypothyroidism for last 30 years. Letrozole and Calcium/Vitamin D3 (for breast cancer diagnosed 2 years ago). Did not do well on thyroid meds so Dr agree to change to Eltroxin many years ago. Recently back on Levothyroxine as Eltroxin no longer available. I know the letrozole causes bad joint pains but I exercise to relieve it and can cope with that.
Suffering bad symptoms but not every day, although becoming more frequent. Low mood, sadness, lack of concentration, forgetting words in conversation, tinnitus much worse, light headed, tingling in arms and legs, some days so tired I just feel ill.
Not working at the moment but hope to go back (Maths teacher). My blood test results are below. Dr said all normal. I told him I had typed out all my symptoms under Mental and Physical for him to look at and tried to show him but he just kept saying blood tests all normal and obviously did not want to hear my symptoms. I know he is very busy and overworked. I have only seen him a couple of times as my GP left.
Please help me, I just want some quality of life. Print out exactly as below.
Thyroid Function test - (RCW) Normal No Action
Serum TSH level 0.55 (0.05 - 6.00 mU/L)
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF REFERENCE RANGE FOR TSH AND FT4. This is due to a change to analytical methods for both analytes.
Serum free T4 levels 11.0 pmol/L (8.00 - 18.00pmol/L)
Blood haematinic levels (RCW) Normal No Action
Serum Vitamin B12 222ng/L > 140.00ng/L
Serum folate 8.3 ug/L > 4.00ug/L
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF REFERENCE RANGE FOR FOLATE AS OF 16 JANUARY 2012. This is due to a change to analytical methods for all these analytes.
Ferritin (RCW) Normal No action
Serum ferritin 20 ug/L 11.00 - 200.00ug/L
He also took a load of other tests (I did not request these) for Kidney, Liver function. Bone Profile which were all normal. Haven't a clue what result below is and he did not mention it but I will look it up after writing this.
!ESR (RCW) Abnormal - Satisfactory
! Erythrocyte sedimentation rate 23mm (0.00 - 20 mm)
Please could you advise me on the best way to proceed as I am not prepared to struggle on any more. I have never seen an Endocrinologist but have bought the pack from Thyroid UK and would now be prepared to travel to see one of the recommended Drs.
Thank you for any advice or help you can give regarding my results etc..