An update after return of my symptoms after being diagnosed 18 years ago and currently on 150mcg Levothryroxine .
One of my friends offered to go to the doctor with me for support as she was so worried about my befuddled state! As most people have found, I was told my bloods were 'normal', although I did get told that I am not diabetic, my liver is good and my cholesterol is low so at least it backs up my story that my excess weight is not from being a couch potato gorging in cream cakes all day!
I asked for actual figures and was told TSH is 1.43. I asked for other figures and was told that I wasn't tested for T3 and T4 so she is unsure whether my symptoms could have anything to do with my thyroid. I have, or at least have had, pneumonia so she thinks my symptoms are my body being in shock from that, but I think they were around long before I got pneumonia. I am still waiting for repeat chest x-ray to see if it's changed in the last 6 weeks.
She did at least agree my free T3 and T4 should be tested and I have been today but I won't get results until Monday.
I got some Thyroid Support tablets and have been taking them the past few days and a couple of people have commented that I look a bit brighter. I also ditched the calorie counting I have been doing for the past 4 years and pigged out on chicken and cheese bites and a couple of Baileys last night- yum!