I've got a couple of questions that I hope someone will be able to give me some advice on.
Doctor will only test TSH and T4, I have asked for T3 (going by what I have been reading I should have them all done to get the whole picture), but have been told that they only do that at the Thyroid clinic.
Results have been (sorry I don't have any ranges):-
October 15 - T4 10 and TSH 13.5. Started 50mg of Levothyroxine.
January 16 - T4 16, TSH 4.4 and TPO 388. FSH 40 something.
May 16 - T4 13, TSH 1.17, FSH 72 and also had a Vitamin D deficiency (no figures). Given a month of Vitamin D 800iu.
June 16 - T4 11, TSH 10 and FSH 54. Levothyroxine increased to 100mg. Doctor also wanted to start me on HRT but I wanted to wait until after the next blood test in 6 weeks as I wouldn't know if any changes were because of the increase or the HRT. I still think it is related to my thyroid as periods started again for a couple of months when I initially started Levo but then stopped again, 4 days after the increase had something but only time will tell. No other symptoms of menopause.
I have ringing in my ears, I think I noticed this about March, not sure if that is when it started or I just started noticing it.
I have also just started taking my temperature first thing in the morning, it has been 36.1-36.3.
Ok, so finally my questions are:-
Which Thyroid Test is best to get done, Thyroid Check Plus 10, Plus 11 or Plus 12 (or any others?)
I presume there is no point getting it done quite yet when I have just increased my Levothyroxine? Will be back at the doctor to get TSH, T4 and FSH tested in 6 weeks.
Should I get the blood tests done before I start HRT if she does still want me to do that after the next lot of blood tests?
And last of all, when I go for the blood test should I stop taking any vitamin supplements for a week before (Vitamin D - 5000iu, B12 -1000mcg, Tesco version of Berroca, thinking or also starting Selenium)?
Sorry for the long ramble but I think I have got everything in.