this post could be confusing. Please read but basically I am asking the following:
T3 is high....am I taking too much T3 or is the atenolol affecting it.
Hashimotos Thyroiditis ....what is that and why has it never been picked up by the GP who said there were no antibody issues.
T4 is low....am I right to think it should be low because Im not taking T4
Excessive sweating and joint pain since taking Atenolol.....is that the Atenolol or am I simply suffering from too high T3
Appointment with GP....what do I ask for.
Free T4 L 2.77 12 - 22 pmol/L
Free T3 H 12.83 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L
TSH 2.08 0.27 - 4.20 IU/L
T4 Total L 24.7 64.5 - 142.0 nmol/L
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs H 404.4 <34 kIU/L
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs H 479.7 <115 kU/L
It has been suggested by the blood test people that I possibly have hashimotos thyroiditis with the immunology results.
I take only T3 so I guess the low T4 figures are because of that and are to be expected. However the TSH is almost perfect, never been that low although I still find it hard to lose weight.
However the T3 figure is very high and I wonder if that means Im taking too much T3. Also the concern about an underlying autoimmune condition such as hashimotos thyroiditis concerns me. I need to see the GP but he is very scathing of T3 and Im sure he will not be sympathetic to what this says.
I have had incredible joint pain and a few breathing issues of late so now wondering if thats because of the high T3. I have also been prescribed Atenolol and wonder if that affects the T3 figures.
Also I don;t really know what hashimotos thyroiditis is.