I would really appreciate your advice on my recent blood tests, as my doctor doesn't even know how to interpret them and I feel so alone! I have hashimotos (tpo 237 (0-6) and thyroglobulin 70 (>30) and after finally convincing my doctor to treat me, he started me on 50mcg of levo.
When I had my blood test before going on levo the nurse took it after I had eaten breakfast at 9.45 in the morning (I was seeing her about something else and she said "Oh, I see you are due your 6 month thyroid blood test, so I'll just take it now...). I didn't want her to take it then, but kind of felt I had no choice. So, when my doctor started me on levo (50mcg) my TSH was 4.05, ft4 16.
Anyway, fast forward to 8 weeks later and I just found out that my TSH is now 5.22, ft4 is 15.5! This is a shock to me, because although I haven't felt much of a difference energy wise on 50mcg of levo, I still would have thought that my TSH would have gone down?! My doctor was baffled and didn't know what to do! He then decided to put me on 100mcg of levo and come back in 4 weeks to see if that lowers my TSH. He actually said at one point, "it's not making a difference" and my heart went cold in my chest because I thought that he would take me off levo completely! I tried to explain to him that maybe the autoimmune process had accelerated... To be honest I was desperately trying to think of something to say that would convince him not to take me off meds. The question that I'd like to ask you guys is.... what's happening? Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post.