I'm now 9 months post-diagnosis and apart form a blip in September when my hormone levels dropped I've made a steady and relatively straightforward recovery from an original TSH of 240. I had blood tests back today which were:
TSH 0.055 (0.40-4.0)
T3 5.32 (3.1-6.8)
T4 23.65 (12.0-22.0)
I've had monthly thyroid tests since September and since the end of October they have been stable at these kind of figures - I'm feeling pretty well and sometimes very well which after my 3 years or so of slowly getting very ill indeed is fantastic.
However I do still get tired and my skin is a bit dry and my hair patchy, so I asked for a vit D test which my doctor (in Slovenia) doesn't normally do - he had to ring up and ask if the lab could even perform it! So he was very surprised, and I wasn't, when it came back low (How did you know? he asked. I'm a member of Thryoid UK I replied ) :
17.6 mg/L, range more than 30 with no upper limit given.
He's given me a prescription for drops (? - I haven't got it yet so I don't know what it is like) which I think is 4000 iou's or whatever the unit is. About a week ago, on the advice of my nutiritionist in the UK but before I'd had the test, I started taking food state vit D3, 2000 iou's.
So now I need your help is my result very low? Should I just take the prescription, or both? I'm having another test for both thyroid and vit D in 2 months - should I also then ask for calcium? (though I think this might be pushing it a bit - he's being very tolerant but I don't want him to think I'm trying to tell him his job, even if I am!)
As ever, all advice gratefully received