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)
red cell folate .. 348nmol/l ( 285.4-1474.7)
Vit B12 647 (239-931)
Cortisol 344 ( 46-389) PM
Haemoglobin 147 ( 120- 164)
Ferritin 157.5 (11-264)
Transferrin saturation 49% (20-55)
although total iron binding capacity is slightly down at 40.8 umol/l( 47-89) really don't understand this bit .. Any thoughts anyone please ?
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 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 , and he has told me to raise to 75mg, which I have started 3 days , and in the meantime my gp is referring me onto the Mr Haq 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 ?
Seeing as my TSH is quite low how do I raise my FT3 and FT4 without that dropping ?
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 being hypo is it !!