Hi I have hypothyroidism diagnosed in 2014 and I take 50mcg T4 but my GP has diagnosed me with hashimotos. My endo removed my T3 in December last year.
My symptoms are difficult swallowing, weight gain, constipation, heavy periods, joint pain, dry skin, hair loss, puffy face, puffy eyes, feeling cold and puffy legs. Is there anything I need to do about my latest blood results? Endo has said there is no reason for me to feel so poorly with thyroid results like these.
!Serum TSH level - 9.8 (0.2 - 4.2) Endo letter comments - you should be taking 50mcg levothyroxine. Please inform us if this is incorrect
Serum free T4 level - 12.7 (12 - 22) - As above
Serum free T3 level - 4.9 (3.1 - 6.8) - As above
!Thyroid peroxidase antibodies - 366 (<34) GP notes - fh autoimmune disease
!Thyroglobulin antibodies - 401 (<115) GP notes - fh autoimmune disease
!Serum ferritin - 14 (15 - 150) - GP notes - not clinically significant
Serum folate - 5.0 (4.6 - 18.7) GP notes - normal no action
!Serum vitamin B12 - 697 (191 - 663) GP notes - normal because patient is on B12 supplementation
Total OH vitamin D - 66.4 (50 - 75 suboptimal) GP notes - acceptable