I had my bloods done on Monday, and have just phoned for the results but I'm confused. Firstly, I am taking 2.5 grains of NDT (was taking 2 at the time of the blood test, and left 26 hours before having blood drawn). Before this blood test, my TSH was 2.8 back in May - the receptionist said it was 'quite low', under 1 - but didn't give me the exact number as she didn't know (?). They also tested my T4, which was 18.7 but didn't get a reference range. I feel that it's all a bit pointless to be honest - I was hoping they were going to check my ft3 and ft4 but no such luck! Without an exact TSH I really don't know what I'm looking at.
I do feel a LOT better than I did 8 weeks ago, but don't quite feel optimal yet. I did try to increase to 3 a couple of weeks ago (I suspect I rushed my last increase!!!), and felt awful (shaky, sick, tired, palps and just really horrible) so cut down to 2 again for 10 days, and have just increased back to 2.5 today. I still have the shakes on and off, and also palpitations but otherwise I feel well. Could this be adrenals? I did have an adrenal stress test done before starting NDT, and it had improved since the previous one in Jan, but was still a little low. I have been taking adrenal cortex extract.
Is now a good time to order my own thyroid test again from Blue Horizon, and get useful results rather than the unhelpful ones the doctor did?!
And should I also check my adrenals again? I'm rather worried to go up anymore before knowing where I am....