Hi everyone, this is my first post, although I have been reading posts from here since being diagnosed in June, with an under active thyroid and low vitamin d. I'm sorry for the following essay. My story starts back in April of 2014, when my hair started to fall out in hand falls, then came tiredness and body aches and swelling of my eyes, hands and ankles, I spoke to the doctor by phone who said my hair loss was just an unfortunate side effect of life, she couldn't explain the other symptoms, I ambled along for the next few months when the symptoms above became progressively worst and new symptoms developed like a nasty skin disease that started on my neck, I can only describe as giraffe like 😳 This by September of 2014 had almost completely covered my neck. i again rang the doctors who order some blood tests, they again told me nothing was wrong, it was all in my head. By the beginning of December I started having pains in my chest, so I was referred to a heart consultant, who I saw in January 2015, he decided to do a stress echo, which I had in February and a very strange thing happened the adrenaline wouldn't stress my heart at all so they added in another drug to get my heart to beat faster. In the April I had an angiogram, which was totally unnecessary as my heart was fine. So now I come to June 2015 and I'm basically catatonic, I can't remember one day from the next day, I'm one big swollen mass, I've gone from a size 10 to a size 14, I have two little butterfly marks on both cheekbones, the pain all over my body is immense, I have terrible cramping in my legs and arms. I now have bald patches, lost my eyebrows and my lovely giraffe skin is now across my back and shoulders and down my arms, these are to name but a few of the horrific symptoms that were happening to me. So I bite the bullet and ring the doctors again, this time I tell them I think it's my thyroid that's causing all my problems, so we go through the blood test routine again and low and behold , this time it flags up as under active thyroid and severely low in vitamin d. The doctor put me on levothyroxine 100mg and a high dose ten week course of vitamin d and told me to get tested again in September. Things have improved but not to the extent of being well enough to be a normal person again. So I was surprised and shocked that after my September results came back my doctor said yes absolutely fine, we could drop you to 75mg, when I questioned this and told her how I felt, what symptoms were still very much there, I was told to get tested again in 3 months. I'm sorry for the long story but feel like I'm hitting my head against a brick wall. I have a meeting with my doctor this Thursday afternoon and would really appreciate some help from you guys. Here are my blood results from the last three times I've had them done, I'm not sure what ones you want to see, so let me know if I've missed one, unfortunately the tests they've taken haven't been consistent.
Serum free T4 11.7. (9.0 - 22.0)
Serum TSH level. 2.6. (0.35 - 5.00)
Serum ferritin. 39. (10 - 200)
Serum free T4. 11.9. (12 - 22.0)
Serum TSH level. 13.03. (0.27 - 4.20)
Serum vitamin d. 18. (50 - 200)
Serum vitamin b12. 434. (191 - 663)
Serum folate. 8.8. (4.6 - 18.7)
Serum free T4. 20.4. (9.0 - 22.0)
Serum TSH Level. 0.27. ( 0.35 - 5.00)
Serum Free T3. 5.9. (2.6 - 5.7)
Serum vitamin d. 106. (50 - 200)
Serum vitamin b12. 493. (200 - 910)
Serum folate. 8.9. (3.0 - 20.0)
Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.