I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 23 years ago when I had my son. A few health problems since then including a virus which destroyed my hearing and I am now registered deaf. I am now on 125 mcg of Levothyroxine per day. My weight has been the same for many years 80 kilos for 1m70. I have tried every diet possible but nothing happens. Now my doctor (new) wants me to lose weight. I attended a weight loss clinic but the dietician had no knowledge of thyroid problems, so I left after 3 weeks when not having lost any weight at all I was told to put my trainers on and run round the park 2 or 3 times and sweat until my heart was beating so loudly! Here are my latest blood test results:-
30th January 2015 - Thyroid function test
Serum free T4 level = 16.8 pmol/L (10.50 - 24.50)
Serum TSH level = 0.90 mU/L (0.30 - 4.00)
On the November 2014 - there are no results but a comment " normal FT4 and slightly raised TSH suggests subclinical hypothyroidism. Provided the patient does not become symptomatic suggest TFTs are monitored annually"
On the 4th September 2014 no thryroid tests but a full blood count was done with results normal apart from:
Red Blood Cell Distribution width = 15.4% (11.60 -14.00) Marked with a !
Can anyone please advise on these results? Thank you.
Also advise on a weight loss plan. Appreciate your help.