I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in May, since then my symptoms have been getting worse and worse (complete exhaustion, muscle aches, feeling cold all the time, amongst others). I convinced my doctor to refer me to an Endocrinologist and I now have an appointment in a couple of weeks. I don't want to waste this appointment so i am looking for any advice on what to ask.
My latest Thyroid function tests are:
TSH 0.03 (0.35 - 5.00)
FT4 14.6 (9.0 - 21.0)
TT3 1.9 (0.9 - 2.5)
The lab didn't test my FT3 even though I asked for it, no explanation given. I shall be asking the endo to test that.
My TSH is low which is good and I'm so happy to have found a doctor who is okay with it being at that level.
My FT4 and TT3 levels I'm not sure about, do they seem to be as they should with my TSH levels or am I maybe having trouble converting T4 to T3, any ideas?
After doing some reading and getting some advice from the lovely people on this forum I have had various things tested:
Ferratin 76 (15 - 200)
Folate 15.1 (3.1 - 20)
Vitamin D 79 (>50 is adequate)
Vitamin B12 237 (200 - 900)
I felt this was a little low so started taking a 1000ug B12 supplement but I'm not sure it made any difference.
I also got a result for 'Thyroid Perox, ABs' 724 (<<6), I have no idea what this means and didn't get the chance to ask the Dr, does anyone know what this means?
I thought there might be a problem with my adrenal glands so they tested my cortisol:
661 (240 - 600), this is a bit high but the Dr said this can be caused by many things and not to worry about it but I thought I would still ask the endo about this.
So, do you think there is anything else I should ask? And if there is the possibility of trying T3 I don't know if I should try this or wait and see what happens on the 150mcg levo now that I have seen a slight improvement, I don't want to mess around with medication if I don't need to but then I also don't want to spend months feeling awful if T3 could help.
So, any advice much appreciated, thanks for reading x