My journey so far;
Last year I was having tummy trouble for months then got really tired and went to GP in August who diagnosed Hasimotos. Started on 75mcg T4 then things went down hill - constant headaches, dizziness (holding on to walls), severe anxiety, felt sick anywhere but at home or at my desk at work (fortunately) couldn't travel without feeling very uncomfortable.
GP didn't seem to know what to do so self titrated from 100 to 150mcg over a few months and symptoms got better but still did not go, started getting too hot so locum GP said to come back down to 112.5mcg which I have been on since beginning of Jan.
I was reading about vitamin D and remembering that the GP said I was low in August so tried DLux 3000IU for a few days after coming off the 150mcg, I started to feel a lot better and the fog was lifting, but had heart palpitations for several evenings from 8pm to 1am so stopped everything but T4 till that settled down (Went to the emergency GP after first one and she said Vit D was probably a placebo and gave me a leaflet on anxiety!). I have now been working this up slowly to 2000IU and going to go to 4000IU, I'm also taking BetterYou Multivit and magnesium oil.
So I'm feeling a lot more normal now but still have IBS/gas/stomach throbbing issues (started again when I came down from 150 and started vit D), tired in the afternoon, flushed in the face most nights from 4-8pm and bit of dizziness if I move round too fast - anxiety seems to have 95% gone and so much happier with that.
After reading posts on here and getting the Thyroid UK pack I ordered private blood tests (Thyroid PLUS T) as wasn't sure my GP could do all of them and got the results today - see below (they took 9 tubes of blood the vampires!)
So looking at this I was surprised that most of it is in range (I'm not taking any iron) - I need to carry on increasing my vit D and maybe decrease T4 to 100mcg? (My last TSH in Jan was 0.65) I'm seeing my GP today and booked a private Endo for next week.
What does everybody here think?
I'm so glad I finally found this forum, lots of sensible advice, thank you all that help out!
HCT 0.388 0.37 - 0.50
MCHC (g/L) *369 g/L 300 - 350
Active B12 92 pmol/L 25.1 - 165.0
Red cell folate *1466 nmol/L 158 - 1099
FERRITIN *575 ug/L 30 - 400
Serum Zinc 17.4 umol/L 11 - 18
Magnesium - Whole Blood 1.32 mmol/l 1.19 - 1.73
Magnesium - Whole Blood 32.0 mg/l 29 - 42
Selenium - Whole blood 101 ug/l 76 - 140
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 91 nmol/L 59 - 154
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 0.38 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.2
FREE THYROXINE 17.5 pmol/l 12.0 - 22.0
FREE T3 4.7 pmol/L 3.1 - 6.8
Thyroglobulin Antibody *331.4 IU/mL 0-115(Negative)
Method used for Anti-Tg: Roche Modular
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies*147.1 IU/mL 0 - 34
25 OH Vitamin D *45 nmol/L 50 - 200
Interpretation of results:
Deficient <25 nmol/L
Insufficient 25 - 49 nmol/L
Normal Range 50 - 200 nmol/L
Consider reducing dose >200 nmol/L
TSH receptor antibodies <0.30 IU/L 0.81 - 3.00 Borderline