Need your help please on blood tests !
I have had my recent bloods back and I am unsure what to make of them - please could you all advise.
I cannot get back to see the endo until December and I am climbing the wall feeling so unwell.
Recently my hair is really falling out, my face and eyes are swollen and my tongue is swollen too and scalloped. I feel increasingly worse on levothyroxine since my dose has been alternated between 75mg one day and 100mg the next. My stomach is swollen, I am terribly constipated and feel sick and no appetite. No libido, poor skin - breathless, exhausted easily, sleeping late in the morning, not springing out of bed and then cannot sleep at night. Don't feel rested. Joints are stiff and muscles and tendons are tight. I feel AWFUL.
Here are the results from 28th October -
Free T4 12.4 pmol/l (9-23)
Free T3 3.9 pmol/l (2.5-5.7)
TSH 2.02mIU/L (0.3-.2) This taken after my morning dose of levo
I am negative for Coeliac - Anti nuclear antibody - rheumatoid factor.
Results from 29th September -
Ferritin 9 (trying to take hemagenics Iron with Vit C in evening but constipated and feeling unwell)
Vit D 90 (not supplementing as makes me feel fluey and unwell at present - looking into vit d dysfunction)
B12 165 (getting jabs every month now)
I don't quite understand what the T4 levels should be or the T3 - how it all works - and where the TT4 should be.
I was overmedicated back in March and my dose was reduced to 75mg and felt better. My thyroglobulin also came down as did my weight and my cholesterol with reducing the dose.
Now having been on 75mg since March I have now swung hypo and feel horrendous. I have alternated my dose the last three weeks as mentioned above - but now feeling worse again and the depression is really bad as is the PMT. My body is all over the place and my hormones are running riot. I feel so out of balance and I am struggling to eat, leave the house, exercise, get out of bed - basically I have no life right now.
I am convinced I am allergic to Levo and if this is the case why won't the NHS pay for armour? That's if it will even work! If I have a legitimate case for it making me more ill?
Again I ask - if I come off levothyroxine - can I balance my thyroid by taking iodine?
They haven't diagnosed Hashimotos - and again my question is - if it is Hashis - why?
My gut instinct is to come off the medication and see how my body reacts - I feel very toxic at the moment. I have high inflammation in my body but no explanation as to what is causing it. Last test for adrenal fatigue ages ago came back alright - but I am wondering if I am now slipping into adrenal fatigue again.
Too many questions and no answers.
Please do help and advise !! I am really struggling here and I know you all understand!!