Hello to you all. I am new to this forum and have spent the last couple of weeks reading as much as I can to try and find out how best to tackle my hashimoto's hypothyroidism, take ownership of my health and getting myself feeling well.
I was diagnosed in 2008 and have never been symptom free, I started on 25mcg of thyroxine and am now on 125mcg but actually feel like my symptoms are getting more prominent. I have an appointment at the doctors tomorrow and from what I have read and going to ask for the following blood tests - TSH, TT4, FT4, FT3, B12, Vit D, Ferritin and Folate. I have also been doing a temperature diary which is showing my temperature ranging between 35.5 and 36.2. I have never questioned the ‘no action needed’ results I have had over the years so requested my most recent results out of curiosity. The results secretary was really helpful and printed everything since I moved to Hertfordshire in 2011. Below are the most recent results I have had that relate to tests I am going to request, everything is in range so wondering if the doctors will refuse to re-test.
TSH - March 2014 - 3.07mu/L (0.35-5.00)
Serum Free T4 – November 2013 - 12.9 pmol/L (9.00-20.00)
Serum Vit B12 – January 2012 – 387 mg/L (180-914)
Folate – January 2012 – 4.6 ng/mL (2.70-34)
Ferritin – January 2012 – 29ug/L (20-275)
I have beta thalassemia minor so this is the highest my ferritin has ever been, it has been known to drop to single figures and hospital admission threatened. I also have Gilbert's syndrome so liver function test always come back abnormal.
Any advice anyone can offer would be gratefully received and thank you for all the advice and knowledge you have already shared within the forum as it has been invaluable.