Could you give me some feedback on my recent blood results. My doctor tells me all is fine but I don't feel fine.
She thinks my problems are psychological...hard to tell as I experienced overt hypothyroidism this year for the first time due to another doctor's lack of knowledge and insistence....which was very destabilising, as I had never before experienced such bodily discomfort over an extended period of time and needed to self medicate to subdue the symptoms (which terrified me as I was scared of what may happen...!!)
I have also attached a file of the most detailed blood work (results are from a German lab but the values are recognisably similar).
TSH basal: 0.23 (Normal value: 0.4-4.0)
FT3: 3.42 pg/ml (Normal value: 2.2-5.0)
FT4: 1.32 ng/dl (Normal value: 0.9-1.8)
Calcitonin: <2 pg/ml (Normal value: <20)
25-OH-Vit.D3: 41.40 ng/ml
Ferritin: 32.50 ug/l (25-150)
B12: 607pg/ml (211-911)
Folic Acid: 16.6ng/ml (>5.38)
I had a complete thyroidectomy in 2011 and was on a dose of 100 until last year and some of this year. I am 153cm tall so, although I have been told it was a light dose for my condition, it appeared.....
However, after this result I visited family in the UK with my 3 small children and experienced hypothyroid symptoms again (extreme tiredness and muscle aches with cramps) so raised my thyroxin by 25 per day. On the next test (after having taken the extra 25 dose for 10 days) the TSH had dropped from 0.22 (slightly high) to 1.0 (high end of normal) which she thought was fine, although I felt it proved a drop had occurred....I have posted questions about thyroxin depletion when activity is greatly increased, with replies that appear to indicate that a depletion old occur...my doctor seems to listen but says it shouldn't make a difference...??