Hi. I am hoping someone may have an idea about what is going on with my health!! I have had an underactive thyroid for 18 years (since i was 22) and have always been on 150mg of thyroxine and it was managed around TSH blood results of approx 2-2.5
All was well until about 4 years ago (after the birth of my third child). At this point I became unbelievably fatigued, depressed, suffered from terrible dry skin and loss of eyebrows. I also started to have terribly sore and swollen finger and knee joints. All of this was put down to having three small children. My TSH results dropped to around the 1-1.25 mark so doseage wasnt changed and no T4 or T3 tests were done. I barely existed for the next 4 years :-(.
Still feeling horrendous I came upon this site and stopped taking my tablets with coffee. Although not totally fixed I am far less fatigued, depressed and my joint pain has eased considerably. My latest bloods came back today and are
TSH 0.06 (0.3-3.94)
T4 29.8 (12.3-20.2)
My doctor has just phoned and would like me to reduce my Thyroxine. I am actually due to see an endo at the end of Jan (for the first time ever) and am hoping to go in armed! The problem is I think they will just look at these results and say I am hyper and that will be the end of that.
In case it is relevant I will also add that I had my thyroid scanned last month and the sonographer said that it was extremely small and 'shrivelled' having originally been enlarged at diagnosis. I also suffered with alopaecia as a child (and still do) another auto immune disease.
Any help you could give would be very appreciated!