Hi guys (link above to original post),
Has been a few weeks since I posted. I had my thyroxine lowered a few weeks ago due to going over-active. Had my blood test the other day down the hospital after leaving it around 6wks as "Goosey" advised. I also did my finger prick private bloods (Blue Horizon) about an hour after I had been to the hospital, had the check plus 10 package. The turnaround was really quick and they emailed me the results today. Quoting the email they sent me:-
"This is a borderline hyperthyroid result (overactive thyroid gland). The high free thyroxine and low thyroid stimulating hormone levels are suggestive. You may have symptoms – including weight loss, rapid heart rate, sweating and anxiety, amongst others. If you are already taking thyroxine medication, you could be taking too much and downward dose adjustment may be in order. The positive anti-thyroidperoxidase and anti-thyroglobulin antibody results increase your risk of having, or developing, autoimmune thyroiditis, a situation in which your body manufactures antibodies to the thyroid gland. I advise you to contact your usual doctor to discuss these thyroid function test results – at least monitoring of the situation is needed"
As I have only recently started learning more about the disease after after listening to my doc for too many years I don't really understand the results and need them explaining to me in very simple and basic English so when I go back to my docs, we both know what we are talking about lol.
I see I am B12 deficient which is folate deficiency anaemia. I don't understand how to read my results on that one either. "Deficient <140 - Insufficient 140-250" ?????????? Is my thyroid problem the cause of my B12 being low or is it something that needs further investigation?
Free T4 results to the previous test (see link above) was 28.6 and on my recent blood test is is now 22.06. So it has come down with the thyroxine reduction but looking at "their" normal range I am still borderline overactive. Am I reading that correctly?
I have absolutely no idea on the immunology results as I have never had those done before.
Am sure my buddy Goosey will be around to help me translate stuff and also advise me as to what exactly I need to discuss with my doctor when I book into see her.
Thanks guys xx
24/12 Update: Tweaked my Levo at the beginning of the month because I had gone slightly overactive but was getting some really nasty symptoms. Taking 125/100 alternate days but for the first week I just took 100. Am feeling low anyway because of Christmas but seem to be getting all my symptoms back again when I went overactive. Nasty palpitations, anxiety, muscle weakness, weak bladder etc. Results below are private ones from Blue Horizon, the hospital lab ones came back borderline hence the alternate day dosing.
I am wondering if I should just stick to 100 because I feel so poorly at the moment and just don't know what to do to help myself, sat here on Christmas Eve all alone and in tears because I feel so poorly