Hi, just looked at my most recent bloods online and they look good to me, but would appreciate comments as no doubt my new doctor will want to see me (he seems to know what he's talking about and also appears to be proactive, unlike my previous GP, who had taken me off levo after 6 years, said I had sciatica and put me on painkillers for pain in Achilles and said all other symptoms were coincidence).
New GP put me back on 25 mcg levothyroxine in November 2015 after I developed double vision, increased it to 50 in December, and 75 in June (while suggesting I may be better off on 100), all dose changes coming just after the blood test results below.
Free T4 12.2 (25/11/15) and 16.6 (yesterday, 09/09/16), range 10-18.7 for both
TSH 4.41 (15/10/15), 9.49 (25/11/15), 2.75 (15/02/16), 4.64 (22/06/16), 0.29 (yesterday), range 0.3 to 5.0 for all tests.
25/11/15 was 1st time I had ever been tested early doors, 22/06/16 was when I went back and asked for a test as my symptoms had returned - GP increased my dose as the TSH had started to creep up, which it shouldn't do (he said).
I'm guessing I'll be called in because TSH is ever so slightly below range, at 0.29 The doctor had upped my dose to 75, saying I may be better off on 100. I opted for 75, saying I'd see how it goes and maybe increase to 100 at a later date. For a fortnight after starting on 75 my symptoms improved, then they levelled out. For the next 7 weeks I didn't get worse, but got no better, so started taking 100. I started to improve straight away, and I am still improving 2-3 weeks later. Dr doesn't know I've increased to 100 yet.
As well as this my Vit D was tested and he told me it was a little low, at 39, and should ideally be 50 or higher. I've been taking 2 D3 tabs a day from H&B and yesterday's test is 80 (I also take 1 Vit K2 & 2 Vit D12 a day) D3 are 1000 iu each, K2 are 50mcg and B12 are 500 mcg.
Basically, I'm feeling better than I have for several years, the pain I've had for 20+ years is going, I'm back running again (just got back from NW Relays in Delamere Forest, blimey was it tough!), my joints hardly ache (except my fingers in my right hand), my skin is no longer so dry it cracks and flakes off, my digestion is no longer uncomfortable - the list goes on, all positive).
What I want to know is whether it's safe/advisable to remain on 100 with an ever so slightly suppressed TSH when everything else looks/feels so much improved, or should I reduce it to 75 if my GP suggests that would be better?
Thanks in anticipation