Hi all, I was only diagnosed in October last year as having an underactive Thyroid after years of feeling unwell after having my first child and worsening after my second child.
After several courses of antibiotics and begging my GP for blood tests etc they suspected PCOS and just happened to tick the Thyroid function box too. My first set of results came back as:
I was put on 100mcg Thyroxine and sent on my merry way with no guidance just to come back in 6 weeks. My following test showed:
and was upped to 150mcg levythyroxine
6 weeks later:
My doctor then decided not to up my meds anymore and to give me an antibodies test which showed Hashimotos and to come back in 9 months time. I asked for a T3 test on two occasions from different doctors as I don't feel that much different. I take vitamin supplements to help me feel better otherwise i have a foggy mind.
My body is completely failing me and since my diagnosis have had 7 lots of antibitoics (currently on 8th which is to last 6 weeks) as I am now also under an ENT and just had a scan on a lump in my neck which is an enlarged lymph gland (there are also ear problems involved). I now have to wait 3 weeks to return for results and next steps with the ENT. I've seen a consultant for the persistant pins and needles in my hands and feet to establish if symptoms are carpal tunnel or thyroid related, plus physio for an unexplained swollen knee and joints I can't help thinking if only I could get the T3 test done all my other ailments would go away. Wishful thinking I know but some advice on what I should do next or steps I can take would be gratefully received. I am 32 years old with two small children and would love to find some light at the end of what seems like a very dark tunnel! Thank you.