Hello all. I am a 23yr old woman who was diagnosed with 'subclinical hypothryoidism' by a private doctor while I was living in Tokyo last year (September.) I was diagnosed on the following blood results: TSH 4.88 μIU/mL (ref:0.50-5.00) FT3 2.70 pg/mL (ref:2.30-4.30) FT4 1.01 ng/dL (ref:0.90-1.70). I was put on NDT 40mg that was then put up to 60mg then 90mg and I feel much better now - I can concentrate, am much happier, have enough energy to get through the day, lost the puffiness in my face, lost a bit of excess weight etc. My TSH has dropped to 1.73 but my T4 has only risen slightly (T3 is higher, just above half the reference range, but I don't have the exact numbers on me now.) However, my GP, and an endocrinologist I saw yesterday think there is probably nothing wrong with my thyroid and want me to not take anything for 4 weeks after which we will repeat the blood tests. I feel really uneasy about this because I don't want to become sluggish and sad and start gaining weight again.
Does anyone have any advice as to whether my blood tests seem normal or not (bearing in mind I did have symptoms?)
I have high testosterone and low progesterone (and possible pcos) as well and I started on the pill (yasmin) at roughly the same time as the thyroid medicine. The endocrinologist thinks that the improvement in symptoms could be down to this instead, hence the elimination of the thyroid medicine and then another test.
Anyone have an experience or knowledge relating to this? Thanks so much in advance.