Hi! Been having hives for weeks now. Consulted derma at first. Ordered blood test. Here's the results:
TSH 7.08 range: 0.35-4.94
FT3 2.66 range: 1.71-3.71
FT4 0.87 range: 0.70-1.48
Referred to endo
Endo required more tests:
TSH - Irma 3.56 range: 0.25 - 4.0 ulU/ml
Thyroid Peroxidase 10415.19 range:70-130UI/mL
Ultrasound of thyroid gland
Parenchyma is heterogenous
Normal size Isthmus not thickened
I'm not feeling anything. I'm not depressed. I'm always sleepy though. No hair fall. Constantly gaining weight. Delayed menstruation. Urticaria on face.
Endo's dx is subclinical Hypothyroidism t/c Hashimoto's, t/c PCOS
RX: Levothyroxine 50mcg for 3 months.
Should I ask for second opinion? Is it really necessary for me to take Levo? I'm hearing a lot of horrible things about it plus it didn't correct anything.
I'm taking loratadine betamethasone twice a day to pacify the hives so far its doing its job.
Thanks. I really want to ignore the labs because I'm not feeling anything (well aside from hives) but this is an autoimmune disease.