Hi everyone, I am new to this and have learnt a lot from reading posts but need some specific help please. I am 48 yo, female and post surgical menopause for endometrial cancer last year (also chemo & radiotherapy). No HRT allowed. Began getting fatigue in Mar, hot flushes increased again, previous slow and hard earned weight loss ground to a total halt in April so went to GP start of June. Battery of tests showed what he called borderline hypo and I asked to be treated. (don't have nos not on print-out - NOS) He put me on 25 of levo. 5 wks later re-test showed TSH 7 (0.27-4.2), FT4 16.3 (12-22). But action was "taken at 5 weeks, please continue and rpt in 6 wks". Well fatigue is getting worse, energy very low, no buzz after gym and generally feeling flat. So after reading I did BH private test. Results shown.
After ferritin at docs of 46 (30-400) I have put myself back on iron, also now on B12 lozenges, B Right complex and have ordered selenium (have been eating brazils meantime). Have been dosing D3 3000 spray since Nov for muscle & joint aches so prob ok. I believe I need real dose increase levo (why 25 start - surely too low and against NICE guidelines), and am unwilling to wait. I have been reading about gluten free and will now start that. Anything else I should be doing? How should I approach this with GP who is very helpful but obviously cautious?
BTW my younger brother has similar and gluten free seems to help him reduce anti-bodies.
TSH 5.59 (0.27-4.2) Total T4 83.4 (64.5-142) FT4 15.21 (12-22) FT3 4.49 (3.1-6.8)
Anti TPO abs - 231.1 <34, Anti TGO abs 560.3 <115
Ferritin 58.3 (20-150), B12 278, Folate 31.9 (10.4-42.4), CRP 0.3 (<5)