I'd really like some advice re my recent blood test results. For background I was diagnosed with ME 9 years ago, thyroid was apparently fine. In 2011 after much reading I sought private treatment with Dr P including thyroid tests which revealed poor T3 conversion. After some joy on T4 I crashed badly and became unable to tolerate even a tiny amount of T4. Eventually I started on T3 and gradually built up to approx 55 micrograms (2 and 1/4) in three doses. I have ticked along quite happily and have definitely improved - I'm not bed bound and can read and type now, which is amazing. Anyway I foolishly went to the GP as I am losing my body hair ( have also gained weight ). She did blood test. 2 problems....
1. I haven't told them I'm on thyroid meds cos there's 'nothing wrong' with my thyroid and I am truely phobic of medics since some terrifying experiences around the time of my ME diagnosis.
2. The results are a bit off, I think so anyway but you guys will know better than me.
TSH = 0.01, FT3 = 7.3 ( top of range 6.5) and FT4 = 4.
NB My pulse has been a bit higher than usual over the last few weeks, but not beyond my healthy normal and certainly not troublesome. I am plannig to reduce the T3 by a quarter, initially and review.
Any advice or suggestions would be really appreciated, thank you.