I would be very grateful for some advice. After 16 years on 100mcg Levothyroxine (I had a partial thyroidectomy) my endo let me try 75mcg Levo and 10mcg T3. I’ve been on them for one year, but to be honest didn’t really notice any change in symptoms – mainly getting abnormally cold when temp. drops and also easily overheating. I was hoping he might increase the T3 dose, but instead he pulled the plug on the T3. I am not sure whether to just go back on Levo and put up with sometimes feeling I’m on the verge of hypothermia ….or self-medicating by continuing to add T3.
These are my recent results from Blue Horizon while still on T4/T3. I’m a bit confused about the low TSH result since last year it was 1.6 when I was on 100mcg Levo only and I expected it to be higher this time round on only 75mcg Levo. Also, last year free T4 was 18 and Free T3 3.8….so not much difference there.
The Blue Horizon doctor’s comments were that the TSH was rather low and that dose adjustment might be necessary as there is a possibility that hyperthyroidism will develop if the TSH fails to rise.
Incidentally, the Vitamins have all improved greatly and the Anti- Thyroidperoxidase is down from 150 – so that’s all encouraging.
Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks.
(Sorry this is so long!)
TSH L 0.22 (0.27-4.20) IU/L
Free T4 17.00 (12-22) pmol/L
Free T3 4.07 (3.1 – 6.8) pmol/L
T4 Total (insufficient blood sample to test)
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs H 77.3 <34
Anti-Thyroglobin Abs (insufficient to test)
D 114 nmol/L (50 – 175)
Serum Folate H >45.4 (10.4 – 42.4)
Vit B12 (insufficient blood sample to test but last year it was near top of the range.)
CRP 0.10 (<5)
Ferritin 95.2 (20-150 ug/L)