I am new to this forum and just starting to realise that what I thought I knew about thyroid results and what I thought my doctors knew is just all rubbish. I don't know if I'm just feeling down in the dumps or feel poorly in myself but I think I may just stop trying to find answers. Sorry if this sounds a bit depressing but if I may explain a little about my situation and my concerns.
I was diagnosed in 2010 with an underactive thyroid where my serum thyroglobulin level was 27.0 ug/L (1st question - is this the same as your TSH?). Thyroglobulin autoantibodies were 307.4 ku/L (<46 states 'abnormal). (Don't know what this refers to). My GP started me on Levo 50mcg and increased gradually until I went as high as 175mcg in the years between then and now. I now take 125mcg. My TSH results have fluctuated between 0.18 and 18.0 during this time. throughout this time I trusted my doctor and then last year in February I started having anxiety and heart palpitations and took some time off work. My results from this time are as follows:
TSH 0.05 (0.3 - 4.7)
Free T4 17.0 (9.5 - 21.5)
Free T3 4.3 (3.5 - 6.5)
TSH 0.05 (0.3 - 4.7)
Free T4 22.3 (9.5 - 21.5)
T3 weren't read
I was told I had anxiety and depression and due to horrible mood swings and, I admit, total irrational behaviour. I don't think I have depression but have been of Venafalaxine now since that time. Doses ranges from 150mg to what I have weaned myself onto now one 37.5mg tablet halved every other day. The problem is when I stop taking them I go like a crazy person again so I am reluctant to stop completely. Also I have gained 2 stone in weight in the past year, this is really depressing me as I am an active person.
I asked to be referred to an Endricologist where I attended 2 weeks ago and my results are:
Free T4 16.8
Free T3 3.9
I was told I have Hasimotos (wasn't aware of this previously) and it could be Hasitoxicosis.
What I would like to ask is if anyone reading my results can offer any insight to what it all means and what could be causing my weight gain and mood swings please? Also whether I would benefit from adding T3 as he is willing to do this?
I am trying to help myself by going gluten free as I've heard this helps?
Any advice or experiences would be greatly appreciated.