Finally my doctor took my private blood test as evidence that I do have hypothyroidism! So she has prescribed low dose of 25mg because she is nervous to give any more! I have completed one month and she has prescribed another 2 months. I have no symptom changes at all yet.
My question is:- Do you think this dose is likely to have any effect or is it too low? She will organise blood test in 2 months but they will not allow her to have T3 done so I will probably have to get another private test done. I will be able to get TSH and T4 on the NHS.
from 6 weeks ago are:-
TSH - 4.39 (0.27-4.20)......... High
T4 Total - 100 (64.5-142 nmol/L)
Free T4 - 14.86 (12-22) pmol/L
Free T3 - 4.51 (3.1- 6.8 pmol/L)
Reverse T3 - 23 (10-24 ug/L)
Reverse T3 Ratio - 19.61 (>20) ......... Low
Thank you in advance. I am wondering if taking T3 is actually what I need in addition but I will have to see what the T4 is doing first (I'm aware that we do really need both).
I read an article this morning about how the Natural Thyroid Feedback Loop is affected as soon as any thyroid hormones are taken manually. Wish my doctor would try to understand how taking T4 will affect the TSH because I have a feeling that she will stop my T4 if the TSH gets too low out of range.
Any help appreciated, many thanks to this forum for the support, it's always invaluable.