I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 16 years ago. I am now 39 and my symptoms are getting worse and worse. I started off on 50mcg of thyroxine, this was increased to 75mcg and then 100mcg but recently it has been lowered back to 75mcg. I am constantly tired but I also have lots of other symptoms, high cholesterol, extremely heavy periods, insomnia, extreme sensitivity to the sun leaving me with a terrible rash, extreme cold, brittle nails, constant stress, brain fog, anaemia, difficulty in losing weight, dry skin etc.
I recently managed to have a blood test through Genova and my results are Total T4 144, TSH 2.01, Free FT4 17.0, Free T3 (FT3) 4.2, FT4:FT3 ratio 4.0. However, my antibodies are high. So TG is 221 and TPO is 155.
I started taking magnesium, zinc and sometimes iron. However, I don't tolerate these very well. Whenever I have a blood test at the GP my B12 is raised well above range but I never used to take any Vitamin B supplements.
I'd appreciate advice on next steps and if anybody else has a similar experience to share.