Hi to a fantastic forum , having been hypo for nearly 2 years ( I'm nearly 54) and prescribed 50mg of levo , my symptoms were marginally improved but I certainly don't feel at my best ... Mainly fatigue, ridiculous weight gain, sleeping a lot , low pulse , high cholesterol. I fortunately was able to see an endo over last 2 weeks as my husband has private health care through work . Here are my results
VIT D...115nmol/l ( 70-150)
FreeT3... 4.5pmol/l. ( 4.3-8.1)
TSH 0.8 mu/l. (0.3-3.05)
Normal full blood count red cell folate and vitamin B12 levels ( no breakdowns will try to get and post after receiving)
Acceptable iron studies although total iron binding capacity is slightly down at 40.8 umol/l( 47-89)
He prescribed me T3 on my request .. So 25mg of levo and 10mg of T3 and said to see if that made an improvement of my symptoms ( he did also say that HRT may be the way forward as I'm definitely menopausal and that also may be the cause of my symptoms! ) , however my local pharmacy want to charge me £600 ! My doctor as of today will not give me it on prescription due to west Kent funding but asked me to ask endo if my levels of t4 can be tweaked . I have emailed him , awaiting response , and in the meantime my gp is referring me onto the thyroid clinic at Pembury hospital ( NHS) to see if they can help at all
Can anyone please give me some advice as to what they feel I should do medication wise ...do my free t3 and T4 seem low ?
I also am very fortunate to be traveling to turkey in the next 2 weeks and have read that I can get T 3 there at a fraction of the cost .. Should I self medicate if I can get some or do I need to raise my t 4 as well ?
Sorry so many questions ..just so confused! It's not easy bring hypo is it !!