Hi everyone. I have been Hypothyroid for 10 years, currently on 100mg Levothyroxine. Whilst taking this medication, I've been confused why I still had the symptoms. Those being feeling cold, (I wear more layers than people around me), feeling tired all the time, brain fog, can't remember things, aches and pains, and a general feeling of unwellness or not how I used to be! Another thing... I am underweight at 47kg, height 5'2", high metabolism, can't seem to put weight on... Aren't I supposed to be the opposite if I'm hypothyroid?... I'm confused but doctors go silent when I point this out...
For the last few years I have found that I would spend my own time resting, recuperating, not doing anything I enjoyed just to have the energy to go to work the next day! That's so sad isn't it???
i have been signed off sick since 8 July. I couldn't carry on through sheer fatigue, stress and exhaustion. I couldn't get out of bed until noon or stand to wash my hands. Felt dizzy, headaches, aching all over, agitated, couldn't stand people talking around me or noise. Couldn't go for a walk for more than 10minutes, when I did I would collapse on the sofa when I got home.
I am still off sick now, but can manage to get up earlier like 8-9am, stand for abit longer, then feel weak and dizzy. I've only been out of the house for doctors appointments and blood tests lol! Fun life I lead!
I posted my blood test results last week but I had them done a couple of hours after taking 100mg of Levothyroxine in the morning. So a week later I had the blood tests done again, (fasting) 24hours after taking 100mg Levo as suggested by members of this forum. Results:
TSH 4.25 (0.3 - 5.5)
FT3 4 (3.1 - 6.8)
FT4 22.7 (12 - 22)
TSH 3.54. (0.3 - 5.5)
FT3 3.7. (3.1 - 6.8)
FT4 25.3. (12 - 22)
TPO >600 <34
(I'm confused, this is all I wrote down for TPO)
B12 1,107 (197 - 771) High!
Calcium 2.39 (2.2 - 2.6)
Vitamin D 92 (50 - 144)
Ferritin. 25 (15 - 150)
(Dr said: Lower end of normal range...)
Folate. 12.5 (3.8 - 16)
HBA1C 5.4 (4.0 - 5.9)
(Glucose test, no diabetes)
Cortisol. 429 (166 - 507)
(Dr said it is higher than average but normal)
The doctor said my thyroid is now over active as my T4 is high. To reduce Levo to 75mg and repeat blood tests in a couple of weeks. He said my pulse was 94, quicker than average.
Pulse 94 (60 - 80) for my weight/height etc. 5'2", 47kg underweight.
Blood pressure 106/65
(More info: went to see an osteopath twice, he's saying my adrenals are exhausted, thyroid needs thyroxine, may have digestive problems like a leaky gut and have metal toxicity because I have grey amalgam fillings and a gold crown - he's prescribed vitamins to raise my base levels and selenium which I haven't started taking yet. Homeopath has prescribed carcinosin and said I'm doing too much! I'm pre-menopausal and since being off sick I have daily hot flushes with sweat dripping down my back and chest! All the buses have come at once lol!)
Can anyone explain any of this please?
I've gone from hypothyroid to hyperthyroid... Totally confused!