A couple of days ago I posted about my ongoing thyroid issues, and that i felt I needed more Armour (which I get on the NHS- two grains per day). I'm going to my GP tonight so I wanted to ask some advice about my lab results, as they weren't quite what I was expecting. I was expecting TSH to be high, but in fact that and my T3 are fine and my T4 is only just low.
TSH 0.12 (0.27-4.2 range)
Free Thyroxine 11.7 (assume this is T4? 12-22 range)
Free T3 5.9 (3.1-6.8 range)
They didn't do any antibodies or anything else.
Given that my symptoms are just getting worse and worse- why are my labs apparently so good? I decided to self-medicate yesterday before I'd seen these, and I had an extra 0.25 grain today. Apart from a bit of a panic attack midday (I think that may have been due to drinking coffee and worrying on top of the extra dose. My heart rate was normal), i've achieved more today than I have in two weeks. I haven't needed a nap, although I'm still cold.
Any advice before I see the doctor? I'm asking him to refer me to St Bart's whatever happens, I just feel conflicted now about self-medicating the additional dose, but I can't bear the thought of carrying on like a depressed zombie otherwise.
Help! Thanks in advance to anyone who replies