Hi Can anyone help me with these bloods please... I am posting two lots.
Feb 2014 I was taking 125mg levothyroxine and asked for more help as I was not able to function. I worked in the morning then slept all after noon/ evening. I was in pain from all my joints and if I sat down I completely stiffened up. feeling ill etc...
Vit D 38.9 (normal range)
TSH 0.08 (0.35 - 5.25)
FT4 21.6 (10 - 19.8)
Was put on Vit D for joint pain.
By May I was prescribed Gapapentin, the side effects were too much to handle even on only 300 mg (normal dosage a day is 900mg to 1600mg ) changed to Lyrica ...again I was started on 50mg normal dosage 150...never got pass 100mg, side effects even worse. Brain fog so bad I could not drive. Weaned myself off the Lyrica. Still in pain.
I was losing weight but presumed it was because of diet change because it was nice and slow. Then my hair started to fall out etc... symptoms got worse until one afternoon someone flicked that old switch and I just couldn't function. I cannot describe this feeling not to doctors or husband. But basically I am unable to do anymore than sleep..very badly and make my self some food that I cannot taste. To shower would mean another day of recovery. After two weeks like this I managed to make an appointment with docs.. drive myself there and get bloods done. I cannot drive due to brain fog and Im afraid I will crash one of these days. BTW husband works away all week.
My results came back
Vit D 68.6
TSH 0.08 (0.35-5.25)
FT4 23.8 (10 - 19.8)
SO... reduced down my Levo to 100mg. I asked to be referred to Endo (privately) as I pretty much had enough of this. Endo says my TSH is fine, same as his in fact and he is fine on it. Told me I'm menopausal and there is something else wrong of me ??? Its not my thyroid. Ever feel you just wasted your time and money. I spent the rest of the day crying!!! Still waiting for his letter. Sorry for the long story, first time on here. Would love an opinion on this.
BTW my Thyroid disfunction has been written off as the " It can happen at your age type one"
Going to work now...