After being well for 15 years or so (with a TSH of <0.005) - all hell broke out in May 2015. My previous post sets out the background. Long story short - the results from my GP tests are in:
TSH 3.26 (0.35 - 5.5) 'suggests adequate throxin replacement' so the lab took it upon itself not to test my free t3 and free t4 even though the GP specifically asked for it - much to the annoyance of my GP and me.
Adequate my foot! What about optimal???
Ferritin 79.7 (30 - 400)
B12 1071 (hurrah as I also have PA)
Folate 14.6 (3.3 99999) (could this be higher??)
Thyroid peroxidase ABs 54 (0 - 59)
All in all a good day at the office 'I think' - my GP and I have agreed together than I will increase my T3 from today - and go back in 6 weeks. Depending on what we find then - maybe increase some more. I then have my usual Endo appt at the end of November - and the lab at the hospital my Endo works from always does all the tests he asks for - so the free t3 and free t4 should give a clearer picture then.
Although annoyed with the lab - I am feeling encouraged and optimistic - depsite feeling hypo and all the rubbish that goes along with that. Would dearly love to feel like I used to and not have the discomfort of this 'tennis ball' in my throat etc. etc.
Would welcome any comments / suggestions.