Hello. I am new to the site. I have had low TSH for over a year now, I have been absolutely exhausted for the past 8 months. My GP is very supportive in terms of doing bloods but he is not au fait with thyroid problems. When my TSH went to .01 (range; .4 - 4.5) I saw an endocrinologist who ran more bloods and found T4 had risen to 28.9 (range: 10 - 22). T3 was slightly above normal at 3.8. Also my VIT D was 14 (range 50 - ?). My TRABs are at 3.9 (range: 0-.9). So, I am told I have Graves Disease.
I was prescribed neomercazole 20mg. However, after 8 days I was bouncing off the walls and could not sleep. I had my bloods rechecked and T3 and T4 were back to normal and in mid range. I was told to reduce the neomercazole to 10mg in a bid to raise TSH. I have a problem with this as when my TSH was low for the past year no-one seemed to care. I do not want T3 and T4 to fall and mean that I become hypothyroid. i have stopped the neomercazole.
Am I right to say that the medication will not have any effect on the antibodies (TRABs)? As I see it I need to reduce these so that mt TSH starts to rise and influence my T3 and T4 levels NORMALLY. Low TSH means a problem with the pituitary and not the thyroid, is this right? How do I help to reduce these antibodies?
I just can not understand the meddling with perfectly normal T3 and T4 levels that I have now in an attempt to raise my TSH when low TSH did not matter when my T3 and T4 levels were normal for months and as they are now.
I am still exhausted. I do not have any other hyperthroid symptoms. In fact I have the opposite, I am so cold all of the time, slow pulse and haven't the energy to be anxious. I would really appreciate advice as I am soooooo confused.