I wonder if someone would be able to give me some advice please?
I have had Graves for 17 years and been in and out of remission. In October of 2013 I started to become hyper again, I was referred to a new endo and instead on putting me on block and replace he just did the block! He started me on 40 mg for 8 weeks with instructions to reduce to 20mg then to 10 mg.
In November my results were:
FT 4: 20.6
By 5 February 2014
FT 4: 10.6
By this time I was not feeling good my thyroid became enlarged I had terrible pain on my throat. On having a scan it showed I had background thyroiditis.
A new endo stopped me taking any medication.
By 15 May 2014
By 2 July 2014
TSH Receptor Antibodies 1.7 reference range negative: 1.7
No more blood tests until
9 February 2015
Thyroid Receptor Antibody 08
20 March 2015
Thyroid receptor antibody 08
14 October 2015
Beginning of November started experiencing terrible pain in thyroid again thyroid enlarged.
Had bloods done 8 December 2015
My doctor says I am in normal range!
The ranges are:
TSH: 0.27 - 4.2
FT4: 12 - 22
FT3: 3.1 - 6.8
My thyroid is going up and down. Is this usual or is my thyroid burning itself out after having thyroiditis? I have cut out gluten, soy and diary for the last year or so. Haven't been able to manage stress so well. Can anyone shed any light on this or give me some advice as to how I should be managing this?
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