Hi, please could I ask advice before I visit my GP again on thursday this week?
After 3 years battling obvious hypothyroidism, I had a blood test done with BlueHorizon with the full set of Thyroid Function Test carried out. I have written about this in previous posts and several people thought that it was likely that I may have ISTH so would need T3.
Following that test my GP finally prescribed T4, but only at 25mg which was a ridiculous dose to start with but she was not to be budged! that was in April.
In July, after another blood test (the earliest she was happy to do it!) I had another blood test but with the NHS so only TSH and T4 and as the T4 has not skyrocketed through the roof (obviously we know that it wouldn't but she has no understanding of the effect of taking Levo has on the blood test!) she finally agreed to up the Levo to 50mg! Still not enough obviously!
I would like to see what you all think I should be asking for on Thursday (2 days time). I have no improvement in symptoms still.
Do I ask for 75mg of Levo, she cannot offer T3 because I have asked on numerous occasions.
Or do I just bite the bullet now and leave it at 50mg and buy some T3. If I go this route, what would the recommended dose be to start off with please for those who know more about this?
The results are below:-
15th July - MOST RECENT BLOOD TEST - NHS
TSH - 2.95 (0.27-4.2)
Free T4 - 17 (12-22)
Serum Iron - 18.8umol/L (6.6-26)
Serum transferrin - 2.42 (2.0-3.6)
Transferrin saturation index - 34% (15.0-50.0)
Serum ferritin - 41 ng/mL (no range given)
B12 - 1081 (197-771)
Anti-tissue transglutaminase level - 1.2 (0.0-7.0) - [Celiac]
D3 - 63.9 nmol/L
calcium - 2.20 (2.2-2.6)
TSH - 4.39 - (0.27-4.20)
T4 Total - 100 (64.5-142.0)
Free T4 - 14.86 (12-22)
Free T3 - 4.51 (3.1-6.8)
Reverse T3* - 23.0 (10-24)
Reverse T3 Ratio - 19.61(>20
Anti-thyroidperoxidase abs 10.5 (,34
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs - 86.2 (,115)
Vit D - 86
Vit B12 - 573
Serum Folate - 28.07 (10.4-42.4)
Thank you all so much in advance, I don't know what I would have done without this community.
Jbthyro x x