Hello again lovely people, thank goodness for this wonderful community or I think I might feel I was going completely mad!
Since my last post and my appointment with a cardiologist I received an urgent angiogram. This showed thank goodness that I do not have eschemia but that my coronary arteries go in to spasm. The cardio felt that we need to let the Endo investigate further as the problems seem to stem from my Hypothyroid condition. I am to carry on with the bisoprolol as this has helped with my palpitations which were severe but have been much better since taking the beta blocker.
Following my visit to Newcastle RVIand the endo I was given a comprehensive blood test and these are the results.
Na + 140
Vit D 39 (L)
Chol 6.5 (non fasting)
Lyme disease screen negative
RBG 7.6 (N)
R cortisol 311
TPO 380 +Ve
B12 651 (N)
Hb 134 (N)
Mg 0.81 (N)
Folate 7.5 (N)
As a complete 'layman' looking at these results the thing that stands out the most is that I am not converting T4 to T3 adequately. I am on levo 75mcg and now the endo wants me to increase this to 100mcg. I tried for 2 days the result terrible palpitations again. How is more levo going to help if I am not converting!!! Ahhhh
I am breathless, exhaustion levels are so bad and find it so hard to think clearly and remember even words for things most of the time. Most of the maternal side of my family have died of this problem. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos 6 years ago and started on Levo about 2 years ago. Why are the clinicians/medical proffession so reluctant to prescribe NDT???
The Endo has requested that I be admitted to hospital for further tests, an MRI and ECHO. Whilst I am pleased he is making a thorough investigation into my health I don't understand why they can't try me on NDT first as All my symptoms are obviously caused by my Hypothyroid / Hashimotos.
I am completely exasperated, does anyone have any advice please? Thank you so much for your valuable support xx