Hi, I have been feeling lots better over the last couple of months and decided to take the Blue Horizon Thyroid 11 test rather than go back to my GP and feel like a hypochondriac! My results are back and I just wanted to get some feedback if possible.
Just for info, I have been taking B12 5000mcg for 6 weeks followed by 1000mcg for the next 6 weeks and then reverting back to 5000mg again on a cycle since March this year. I have also been taking my B complex everyday. I don't take any other medication. I have also got my GP to increase my levothyroxine to 75mcg about 3 months ago. I have been 100% gluten free since March.
I feel so much better in every way (not feeling so tired and not needing a nap every day, joints & muscles not aching anywhere near as much, feeling in much better mood, periods back to being regular etc etc but just want to check whether I am doing any damage by lowering my TSH to this level.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
CRP0.70 (<5.0 mg/L)
Ferritin 97.6 (20/150 ug/L)
TSHL0.25 (0.27-4.20 IU/L)
T4 Total 79.9 (64.5 – 142.0 nmol/L)
Free T4 14.87 (12-22 pmol/L)
Free T3 3.98 (3.1 – 6.8 pmol/L)
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs H318.4 (<34 kIU/)
Anti-Thyroglobulin AbsH766.4 (<115 kU/L )
Vitamin D (25 OH) 54 - (Deficient <25nmol/LInsufficient 25-50 Consider reducing dose >175)
Vitamin B12 593 - (Deficient >140 pmol/L - Insufficient 140-250 Consider reducing dose >725)
Serum Folate 24.65 (10.4-42.4 nmol/L )
The doctors comments from Blue Horizons were as follows:
The thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level is low. If you are already taking thyroxine, dose adjustment may be necessary - you should discuss this with your usual doctor. If you are not taking thyroxine, it would be wise to keep an eye on this level - either by reference to previous results if known or by checking TSH again in 6 months’ time or so. There is a possibility that hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) will develop if the TSH fails to rise (a low TSH implies excessive thyroxine production from the thyroid gland). The finding of a positive thyroid antibody result in addition increases the possibility of your having autoimmune thyroid disease, such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Grave's disease.