After struggling with health issues for over three years now, my GP finally agreed to give me a trial of Levothyroxine after my last blood test results showed a TSH of 6.5. I have been taking it now for six weeks and had a follow up blood test yesterday and my TSH levels have actually risen. Looking at the results TSH was the only thing that was tested.
Volume of Specimen Collected: N/A
Specimen Desc : SERUM
Reasons for Request:
On thyroxine - trial dose.
Serum TSH level OR 6.86 mu/L (0.3-4.7)
(RH)-Dr/nurse will discuss result at next routine appt, 29/06
Suggests inadequate Levothyroxine dose/concordance
I have just looked back through my last 3 years of blood test results and can see abnormal TSH levels continually rising from 3 up to 6.86 where I am today.
I also notice that I had a B12 test and that was flagged as abnormal along with a Vitamin D test where I was borderline too but I was told verbally that it was fine?
R VITAMIN B12 OR 949 ng/L (170-700)
Red blood cell folate 340 ug/L (126-651)
Serum vitamin D 55 nmol/L
(RH)-Dr/nurse will discuss result at next routine apt, 24/10
<25nmol/L- Vitamin D deficiency
25-50nmol/L - Vitamin D may be insufficient. Consider
supplementation and dietary and lifestyle changes.
>50nmol/L - Vitamin D sufficiency
I guess the question is what will I be told next week at my appointment. This is a trial of Levothyroxine that I am on and GP was considering taking me off it before this last test. Also should I start with other supplements too?