Although I'm on here for other health issues but it's a first on here.
I totally confused what the proper level is for Under active thyroid ? I was first diagnosed with this about 18ths ago give or take. My GP put me on 25mg of thyroxine. Then a few months later I was really unwell and everything was put down to my other issues, including APS (Hughes syndrome), thrombosis disorder, Vit D and folic acid, and many other things. The hospital told me that my thyroid levels was slightly raised T3.7 and to re-test in 3 weeks time. This was never done as sadly I lost my dad, then I had another PE, then I was diagnosed with thrombosis disorder. This was all within 8mths, I had and still losing my hair, feeling tired, etc, the hospital could not believe that my GP had not re-tested and said that my levels were so high. So I hadthey put me on 100mg and to re-test in 4 weeks. I'm feeling a little better but no much, still losing the hair etc. I tried to get an appointment with my GP and I could only get a telephone appointment next Tuesday, knowing that I'm wheelchair bound, lap long life of medical conditions, including so many allergies that would fill the front and back of a A4 piece of paper. I had a hospital appointment on Tuesday and they did the routine blood tests, and it still showed that my thyroid level was T5.9 and she told me that I was to be referred to a thyroid clinic. Because I was stunned that my levels was high and my other problems haven't changed, I forgot to ask "what is the normal thyroid level"? Sorry but I don't know the rest of the other numbers which I have notice that goes with the result, I just got the T5.9. Can someone help as I can't afford to lose no more hair, I always thought it was due to a new medication for my blood, and with everything else that's going on, I want a bit of life back. Although some of my health issues you get when your elderly, (sorry I don't mean to offend anyone), but with the right diet as well, because of IBS, the right medication, I want to start going out but I've not had the energy, and I went out for the first time for a month this week.