A few weeks ago, I posted a message saying how awful I felt and my doctors refusal to offer more comprehensive tests. Following my visit to the docs 10 days ago, he finally agreed to do a full thyroid check - great, at last! Sadly on receipt of my blood, the lab overruled the request and deemed that there was no need to carry out t3 as "my results are fine" - back to square one!
The only concern from those results are a raised basophil count
0.10 (10*9/L ) stated as "above range" on my results, but no further action.
Ok, so still feeling pants, I ordered some private tests from Blue Horizon. Here are the results
Crp. 1.30. <3.0
Ferritin 73.3. 20-150
Free t4. 14.97 12-22
Free t3. 3.99. 3.1-6.8
Tsh 1.10. 0.27-4.2
T4 total. 86.6. 64.5-142.
Anti-thyroidperoxidase abs 35.6. <34. (Above range)
Anti-thyroglobulin abs. 47.9. <115
Vit d 81. 50-175
Vit b12 1056 250-725 (above range)
I stopped my medication 4 days before I took blood before breakfast . My usual dose is 125mg levo, and daily supplement of iron, b12, vit d, and zinc.
Obviously the b12 isn't needed (or reduced). But thoughts on the t3 would be much appreciated as I am visiting my doc again tomorrow.
My belief is that levo has been causing lots of my problems (tiredness, weight gain, migraines). I have been taking it for around 4 years.
I have a quite stressful life - son with learning difficulties, a turbulent teenager and a husband who works overseas and is only home every 6 weeks.
I am wondering if my condition could be helped by dietary changes and whether I have been taking the levo in vain??????
Would appreciate any help. Lastly, I'm definitely peri menopausal and feel that could be contributing with the fluctuations in hormones. God it never ends!!!!!!!!