I was diagnosed with hypo in August and started on 100mcg Levo. Since then I have increased Levo (even though within TSH range) and now on 125mcg. Just had further blood tests completed via consultant route (range in brackets).
Free T4 18.5 (12-22) is it better to be higher or lower?
Free T3 4.2 (3.9-6.7) is it better to be higher or lower?
TSH 1.47 (0.27-4.2) I noticed on previous reading Lab had stated this is >60 years and <60 years range is 0.1 - 2.0.
Thyroid Peroxidase ABS 24 (0-49)
Views on the above?
Even though I have been in range on TSH for last two blood tests I have increased my Levo by 25mcg (now a total of 125mcg daily) and I intend to increase it further. Still don't feel clear of symptoms. I assume that as body gets the T4/T3 back on track the dose may need to go up as the body gets back to normal working. So it's a combination of increasing the dose to find the right level in the first place and increase it as your body starts functioning again - correct? I want to get TSH as low as possible. With hindsight it would have been good to track body functions over the course of my life to see what was normal for me. Maybe one day we will all be doing that with various devices. Maybe one day more of us will be taking Levo as Thyroid deteriorates - there's probably a lot of people out there that should take it?
Is there a document that states all blood test ranges and whether there's an age difference factor as with TSH? Is there an ideal number for each (not just a range)?
Diagnose tests in August were TSH 8.48 and Free T4 10.
I'm told I don't have Hashimoto's and I'm having an ultrasound carried out next by consultant.