After many years of being dismissed by various GP's I am finally being treated with Thyroxine by a Private Doctor. My symptoms are exhaustion, muscle fatigue, weight gain and inability to lose weigh, constipation and low mood. I have been on 25mg for the last 6 weeks but not feeling any better so far; Private Dr says I need another blood test before she can adjust the dosage.
From all the wonderful information on this forum I have self diagnosed Secondary Hypothyroidism; my test results have been:
21st July 2014
TSH 1.14 mIU/L Range .35 – 4.94
Free T3 4.44 pmol/LRange 2.63 – 5.7
Free T4 12.32 pmol/LRange 9.01 -19.05
17th July 2104
HbA1c 42 mmol/molRange 20 -42
Fasting Glucose 5.7Range 3 - 6
Vitamin D 227.2 nmol/LRange80-150
Ferritin 94ng/mLRange 20 – 204ng/mL
I had a previous very low result for Vit D so I have been supplementing prior to this result; HbA1c previously 45 so I have been a low carb diet. No weight loss despite this and keeping active.
Firstly does anything stand out from this results? anything else I should be looking at?
I'm seeing a new GP again this week who I feel might be open to this diagnosis and ideally I'd prefer to be treated by her rather than the Private Doctor, could anyone suggest any persuasive material regarding the treatment of Secondary Hypothyroidism I could take with me? I did see an article from N.I.C.E on this posted on here but I can no longer find it on the forum or on their website.
Many thanks for reading.