Just back from the Dr's getting blood test results in connection with my Hypothyroidism. I'm going to post a lot of numbers and hopefully someone can help me to figure out why I still feel terrible - exhausted and cold all the time.
So, diagnosed in May:
TSH 74.02 (Range 0.35-5.00)
FT4 5.3 (Range 9.0 - 21.0)
Put on 100mcg Levo.
Got more tests in June
Levo increased to 125mcg
Got lots of results today
TSH 0.0 6
TT3 1.6 (Range 0.9-2.5)
Levo increased to 150mcg
So, from the little that I know, my TSH is low (which is good), my FT4 has dropped from the last test and is not very high (not so good), and my TT3 is in the middle (which is good). Can anyone tell me if I'm right or wrong about this and if there is anything there that might suggest why I still feel unwell?
They did Urea & Electrolytes, and Liver function test, and Full Blood Count which the Dr said were fine, not sure if these results are are relevant, so won't post, unless anyone thinks they are relevant.
The next resluts are the ones I really need help with as I have no idea!
Serum Ferritin 76 (Range 15-200) - so this means no iron deficiency right?
Serum Folate 15.1 (Range 3.1-20.)
Serum Vit B12 237 (Range 200-900) - this looks a bit low to me but the Dr said it was fine. Should I be more assertive and ask for B12 tablets?
My final question is what is the difference between regular Hypothyroidism and Hashimito's? I asked if they had checked my anti-bodies and the Dr said no and she couldn't ask for the test as some level was too high or low or something (sorry to be vague, I was trying to take in a lot of information!). Does it matter if the treatment is the same?
Thanks so much for reading, I'm trying to find out as much as I ca about my condition but I'm still confused about a lot of things, I don't know what I'd do without the lovely folk on this forum.