Hello everyone I am new to the site and hopefully someone can help me!
I was diagnosed May 2015 hypothyroidism with my TSH at 264.
Started Levo 50 mcg no improvement after a couple of weeks. After blood tests I was given 100 mcg Levo. After about 3 weeks started to get pain in all of my joints, stiff neck, painful muscles and physical fatigue. Went back to GP who took more blood tests and examined me and told me that I had fibromyalgia. I thought that it could have been the Levo, so I went back to my GP and asked if he would give me a private prescription for Amour. He agreed to my using it, even though he had never heard of it! I have been on 1 1/2 grains for a month now and no improvement.
Here is a list of my “non-normal” + TSH test results:
Anti-iga TTG Antibodies 0.4 u/ml 0.0-7.0 8/5/2015
TSH 0.79 mu/l 0.35-5.50 14/7/2015
Free T 4 14.2 pmol/L 7.0-17.0 14/7/2015
Ferritin 90 ug/l 15-300 8/5/2015
Folate 14.0 ug/l >3.0 8/5/2015
Vit B12 419 ng/l 150-900 8/5/2015
Full blood count non normal results:
Red blood cell count 3.64 x10^12/L 3.8-5.50 14/7/2015
Haematocrit 0.36 L/L 0.37-0.47 14/7/2015
Thyroid peroxidase lgG Ab 49.9 u/ml <9.0 8/5/2015 (I have just noticed this, is this important as my GP never mentioned it)
Total Vit D 61.5nmol/L (25- Hydroxyvitamin D3 58.7nmol/L 25 Hydroxyvitamin D2 2.8nmol/L 25/8/2015
I have increased the Armour up to 2 grains today (12/10/2015) 1 grain in the early morning and 1 grain late afternoon.
Should I have done this?
As I said above my GP hasn't got a clue, so I am hoping that you lovely people will be able to help me.
Oh, I nearly forgot I am taking a plethora of vitamins and minerals ( recommended by Dr Arem on Thyroid UK web site) and also Higher Nature thyroid support supplement.
My hair is growing back (I was nearly bald on top!) I now have hair on my arms and legs and I am not constipated any more. I am not depressed, just fed up and frustrated!!!
Have I given it long enough for the Levo to leave my body and for the Armour to kick in (I stopped taking the Levo when I started Armour a month ago).
Any help or guidance would be truly welcome. Thanks.