Hello all, I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas. I was very fortunate as my thoughtful husband and daughter brought me a hot stone massage along with a electric blanket (didn't realise these still existed!), new fluffy dressing gown, slippers and hot water bottle
From my doctors I received my latest blood test results. I have been trying to get an appointment with the same helpful doctor who requested all the advised blood tests but have been unsuccessful, so have an appointment with another doctor. Any advice on how to proceed would be gratefully received.
Autoimmune profile Thyroid perox.abs: 1091 iu/mL (0.00-60.00)
Serum TSH: 0.34 mu/L (0.35 - 5.00)
Serum free T4: 16.6 pmol/L (9.00-20.00)
Serum ferritin: 99ug/L (20.00-275.00)
Serum folate: 4.9 ug/L (2.70-34.00)
Vitamin D (analysis performed by immunoassay which detect 100% Vit D3 and 82% Vit D2): 56 nmol/L (50.00-150.00)
Serum T3: No action
Serum free T3: FT3 is not routinely available for the monitoring of hypothyroidism.
(The doctor was very clear on the form she required these to be completed, when I expressed concern they may refuse she said she had every faith in the lab who are very good and respect a fellow colleague and professionals request especially when additional information relating to the request was provided!)
I'm worried that as my TSH is suppressed they will want to reduce my medication, I'm currently on 125mcg Levothyroxine.
Should I seek an endo referral as the doctor felt that as I'm still symptomatic and have gilberts there could be a T3 conversion problem. Would being symptomatic with a suppressed TSH and current T4 levels support this?
I believe from what I have read on here I should look at supplementing my Vit D, can anyone advise how and by how much?
I have also read on here that my ferritin would benefit from being higher, however as I have beta thalassaemia minor I cannot take iron tablets. I will see what the doctor suggest and ask them to take advice from a haematologist but as I'm currently will be unlikely to get a referral to one.
Apologies for the long post and lack of knowledge/understanding, any comments or advice people can offer would be gratefully received.
Wishing you all a healthy New Year.