At last NHS clinic endo commented briefly on my TSH being low. In fact it has been low for a long time. I said could it be secondary hypo as I had a ahead injury about 30 years ago. An MRI PITUITARY has been arranged ,but I am very concerned as I read about the nasty side effects the contrast agent Gadolinium can have ie.nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and nephrogenic systemic dermopathy .
I have pernicious Anaemia with neurological involvement still unresolved by
Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1mlx2 months plus 5000 methylcobalamin lozenge xday ,also adrenal fatigue not controlled plus the hypothyroid condition under treated.
Endo had prescribed T3 10 mcg and 50 mcg thyroxine several months ago. I cannot take thyroxine makes me ill ( struggled on thyroxine for 10 years getting more and more ill.) So in place of thyroxine I take 3/4 grain Nature Throid and and feel a bit better, but dare not tell the endo that because NDT is forbidden!
June thyroid test results; BH
TSH . 0.02. (0.27-4.2)
FT3. 9.9. (12-22)
FT3. 4.4. (3.1-68)
The above were done privately just keep a check on things.
I still don't have the last blood test results done at the hospital in July . Hope to get them this week .
The thing is the endo wants me to take only 10 mcg of T3 for six weeks then another blood test. But I know I cannot survive on 10 mcg my pulse is slow on 10T3+ NDT3/4grs.
Temp is nearly always 35.7-8-9 at times 36.1-3-4pccasionally 36.6
To get back to my initial querie about the MRI and the contrast medium gandolinium I am really scared about undergoing the procedure at this stage as I'm not at all well with the slightest thing causing an upset. Was stung by an insect last week ang mu arm swelled up with terrible inflammation. Is the MRI really important? What can be learnt from it other than the pituitary is damaged? should I see another doctor?
Any comments will be greatly appreciated, thanks