underactive thyroid sent for more blood tests yesterday

Hi Everyone

I was told yesterday I could have underactive thyroid.

i have been tested a few times previously and always told my "level" was ok

yesterday my TSH was 14.5 but T4 was 3.7( GP explained that T4 is pumping out more hormone to try and assist TSH level

I struggle to lose weight ( can't really )

last 6 weeks been feeling cold , sleepy beyond belief , achy bones and feeling as though things are moving in slow motion - not felt all of these symptoms every single day but the majority of days. this last week has been the worst.

started on 50mg of levothyroxine and sent for urgent blood tests after the appointment

I am type 1 diabetic for 43 years.

sorry for the novel !!

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  • "my TSH was 14.5 but T4 was 3.7( GP explained that T4 is pumping out more hormone to try and assist TSH level"

    Have you mixed up TSH and fT4? Easily done if you are hypothyroid. If you are not sure ask the surgery for a copy of your blood test results. Starting you off on 50 mcg levothyroxine is a good move, they should review it in a month or two. It will take quite some time for you to fully recover but you should start to feel better in a couple of weeks.

  • I must admit I could hardly keep my eyes open at GP and was fewwzing cold and totally disoriented so I am not really sure about the numbers at all-- i will ring this afternoon to get my results

    thanks for the reply - very kind of you

  • No wonder you feel so unwell, those levels are very harsh! Hope you start to feel better soon, I started on Levo about 5 weeks ago and starting to feel better now. Hang in there x

  • thanks Zoz1 -- i did feel really rotten from sunday to wednesday

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