I have a printout of my bloodtest taken in October and have attached this. I have also had a bloodtest this week and following a call this morning know that this shows low Vit D (it was forgotten on the attached printout) so have been asked to see my Dr. I was diagnosed hypothyroid in 2000 and do have a list of some of the TSH levels that are on my notes from 2003 which is when I presume they put everything onto computer. My then GP had queried hypothyroidism for at least 7 years previously. The TSH results vary from 2.4 to .44 but I had probably taken my Levothyroxine before most of the tests until finding this forum and would have been taken early in the morning.
I was always an average weight of about 10 stone until my GP queried hypothyroidism during which time I put on a couple of stone and even on Levothyroxine still continued to put weight on until I was about 17 stone. Two young children and walking a dog several times a day did nothing to stop this. I was started on 25mcgm which was doubled to 50mcgm and then doubled again by a locum who had known me in my twenties to 100mcgm. I started to lose weight without making any other changes at the end of 2010 which continued until August even though I had a knee replacement and I now know that my TSH .89. My TSH remained lower than 1 for a about 18 months and since then has risen along with my weight. The last three were 1.39, 1.29 and 1.22. 1.22 was after being on an increased dose of 112 for six weeks and since then I have been on 125mcgm hence the retest this week and the chance to get the Vit D tested.
You will see on the printout that I have handwritten in the B12 levels as these were blank on the original sheet but were given to me when the blood test was done. I specifically asked for B12 as my grandmother had pernicious anemia and injections for this.
I also have a diagnosis of Elhers Danlos Hypermobility which was made in 2012 and together with what I have learned on this forum made sense of many health things in my life. I always feel cold and my basal temperature is several degrees lower than average. I spent many years seeing a gynecologist as I couldn't get pregnant and filled in numerous basal temperature charts showing this over years but as he was in his little silo nothing was pointed out to say that there could be another problem contributing to the lack of ovulation. I do have three children (well adults now) and all have a diagnosis of Elhers Danlos Hypermobility with the middle one who is worst affected having recently been also been diagnosed hypothyroid and is on Levothyroxine.
I am seeing the Dr on Tuesday and want to stay on 125mcgm with a view to increasing the dose in the future but feel that the Vit D, ferratin, folate and B12 need to be raised first. Am I right in this? My Dr is new to the surgery and me and so I am going to take some photos showing what I was like in my 20's and 30's along with a recent sheet of my meals. I have already shown him what I eat as my partner is type 1 diabetic and we take a great deal of note of the content of what we eat.
Sorry for the long post but any insights will be gratefully received.