Just got a print out with my latest blood results. I specifically asked for T3 and antibodies...but as per usual didn't get them. I am furious!
My GP says I am undermedicated and wants to increase my Levo from 100 to 125mcg. Can you lovely people take a look at my results and give me your opinion please?
SERUM TSH 4.03 mu /L 0.30-4.70 mu/L
(Consider adjustment of dose)
THYROID FUNCTION - Normal no action
Serum TSH level 4.17 mu/L 0.30-4.70 mu/L
Serum Free T4 18.1 pmo/L 9.50-21.50pmo/L
SERUM FERRITIN - Normal no action 143 ug/L
Ferritin and iron stores:
<12 ug/1 complete absence of stored iron
<20 ug/1 indicates depletion
>60 ug/ 1 deficiency unlikely
>200 ug/ 1 may indicate overload in premenopausal women
>300 ug/ 1 may indicate overload in postmenopausal women
B12/ Folate level - Normal no action
Serum B12 644 ng/L 170.00 -700.00 ng/L
Serum free T4 18.1 pmo/L 9.50-21.50 pmo/L
LIVER FUNCTION TEST - Normal no action
Serum total protein 69 g/L 60.00 -80.00
Serum albumin 44 g/L 35.00-50.00
Serum total bilirubin 6 umo/L <21.00 umo/L
phosphatase 68 u/L 30.00 - 130.00 u/L
Serum ALT 19 u/L <40.00 u/L
SERUM TOTAL 25-OH
vit D Normal - no action
<25nmol/L - Vit D deficiency
25-50nmol/L - Vit D may be insufficient
>50nmol/L Vit D sufficiency
Phew I need a lie down after that!
I have been on Thyroxine for about 3 years now but have never had a fasting blood test taken first thing so it's likely the results I've had in the past have been incorrect. Is there a chance that my antibody level could be incorrect too? It was originally 1600 but was approx. 1000 last time. I have been gluten free for 2 years (though my new GP has said this won't help me........(!) and also didn't seem to be very interested in the levels. Interestingly, the late Dr Skinner also didn't seem to set much store by them, so I hope they are right and I am wrong because they scare me to death.
I am definitely inclined to get my T3/antibodies tested privately now and would be very grateful for any advice/info anyone can give me on these figures. Thanks