Hi Everyone hope you are all well,av not been on here for a while,busy loosing the plot lol,I am hypothyroid,latest bloods, TSH 0.26-0.40-4.00mlu/l. T4 10.9-10.00-25.00pmol/l. T3 5.1-2.80-7.00pmol/l. Brain fog literally no memory,my mothers got a better memory than me n she's in here late 70s,aches pains every where, doc is trying to say I have vertigo because. Present the symptoms,list is endless I'm on 75mg thyroxine n 10mg liothyronine,I have doc from hell n endo must b his mate,they say I'm in rang,go away,I have appointment with endo today,he wants to check my blood results NOT me,how do I ajust meds to make me feel a bit better.someone on here said one has to run high n other lower but memory is shot,has anyone got any advice please thank you for reading my letter.

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  • Denne, Being in range is little comfort when you are still symptomatic. TSH is slightly below range, probably due to taking oral T3. FT4 is low in range which is also common when taking oral T3. FT3 is good, but could be higher. A 10mcg increase in T3 might help with symptoms and isn't likely to send your FT3 over range.

    Ask your GP to test ferritin, vitamin D, B12 and folate as hypothyroid patients often deficient/low and these deficiencies can cause musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and low mood similar to hypothyroid symptoms. Both hypothyroidism and low B12 can cause dizziness/vertigo. Post your results with the lab ref ranges (the figures in brackets after your results) in a new question and members will advise whether supplementation is required.

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