Its been a while since I have logged onto this site as I was first diagnosed with an underactive thyroid about 5 years ago, then it miraculously got better for about 18 months, but sadly now my TSH is starting rise again and I am really starting to feel the symptoms of it.
Basically I am posting on here because I know I am going to go through the same fight I did before with regards to getting my dose increased but there seems to be a lot more information this time round and more studies seem to have been carried out and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of things I could suggest to my GP?
Here are the facts:
My TSH is 6.3, my T4 is 'normal' but I have no doubt its probably low for me.
When I was first diagnosed 5 years ago I had autoimmune antibodies which weren't present when I came off the thyroxine 18 months ago so they must have died of their own accord.
I have horrendous IBS and have to eat a rigid FODMAP diet which doesn't give me enough energy to make up for an underactive thyroid so I am now on Mebeverine and just trying to eat as much veg as I can handle to help me.
I've had a 'tiredness blood test', I don't know what this includes, but assuming vitamins and minerals and they all came back 'normal'.
I am going to ask my GP to look at my blood test results from when I was last on thyroxine and felt better and ask to aim for those results again.
My biggest issue is that in the past even when I was on the highest dose that I could take that didn't give me overactive symptoms I didn't feel as well as what I did in the 18 months I was better.
Is anyone reading this thinking there is a relevance in that I was better for 18 months, having bad IBS and even when I was on the maximum thyroxine dose I could take I still didn't feel 100%?
Its so frustrating to be given 18 months of normality for it all to be taken away again! I desperately wish I had asked for all the blood tests (T4, T3, FT4, FT3 etc) when I was better so that I could have something to compare them to now.
Does anyone have any suggestions?