Had a partial thyroidectomy because of para thyroid cyst in Feb 2014. Went on 50mcg thyroxine in June 2014. Felt better but have been gradually feeling worse since Christmas 2014. Went to GP. TSH was 2.67. The lab refused to test T4 or T3. She agreed to increase to 75mcg and see what happened. No improvement.
In the last few months I have had severe pain in my upper right abdomen. It comes on suddenly and can be extremely painful for a good half an hour and then start to ease. I also get bouts of light headedness. My GP got an ultrasound which found something on my liver. I was referred to gastroenterology consultant. Another ultrasound and MRI found 2 small spots on liver, however I was told they couldn't be causing my symptoms.
When I returned to see the consultant she actually listened to my long list of the usual symptoms, extreme fatigue (I went for a 2 mile walk with my family and it took me a day and a half to recover, also naps most lunch times), pain in joints/bones, brain fog etc. Consultant was quite knowledgeable about thyroid and agreed to do full thyroid panel. She also increased my dosage to 100mcg before ordering the blood test.
She just rang and said TSH was 0.77, T4 15.5 and antibodies nil. I don't have the reference ranges as the results haven't been scanned to my record yet. T3 wasn't tested because consultant received a long email from the lab explaining why T3 doesn't need to be tested if TSH and T4 normal.
I'm not sure where to turn next. I feel awful and I'm only 27 years old. I want T3 tested just to rule it out. I have seen the private blood tests but do I need to get T3, Free T3 or Reverse T3. Also as I am on synthetic thyroxine could I possibly feel better on NDT.
Does anyone have information on which T3 test to get and where I can look into getting NDT.
Many thanks in advance for your help and advice.