I've just had my third set of blood results since being diagnosed with under active thyroid in July.
My first blood test only covered TSH and T4 and were as follows:
TSH 146 (0.20 - 4.50mu/L)
T4 3.9 (9.00 - 23.00pmo/L)
I was put on 75mcg of levo.
This was increased after my second blood test to 100mcg.
Today I have been told I have Hashimoto's disease. My antibodies were never tested before but I requested them last time and the results are as follows:
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies 449 Kiu/L. (0.00 - 9.00). Why wasn't I tested for this back in July?!!
TSH. 0.18. (0.20 -4.50)
T4 13.8 (7.00 - 17.00)
I still feel absolutely dreadful and my symptoms have not changed. The doctor said that because of the high antibody result the symptoms won't change and increasing/decreasing my levo won't make any difference, so I am staying on 100mcg. She is referring me to an endocrinologist to help get me sorted.
Any advice or information would be most welcome.
I just want to feel better and I don't understand why this is happening to me.