I am pan hypo pituitary so on all pituitary replacements including thyroxine as no TSH. I have been having a pretty bad time health wise this last year with a chronic UTI and lots of joint and pelvic pain. I am sure being slightly low on thyroxine is not helping , I have been taking 75 micro g for the last 17 yrs, i have always struggled with my weight and very dry skin.
I have not much confidence in my new endo unit since I have moved to this area, I think there expertise may be in diabetes rather than pituitary, at my last visit I told the registrsar I was anaemic ( ferritin of 8) had joint pain , weight gain , fatigue and dry skin which she noted. She only tested my free T4 whic was said to be in the normal range so no action was taken. I then visited my GP and asked for my T3 to be tested which he agreed to , but the results only came back for free t4, (I'm not sure what happened to T3. )
So I sent off to Blue Horizon, results below:
TSH - 0.02 ( to be expected as no pituitary)
FT4 15.99. (12-22)
FT3 3.47 (3.1- 6.8)
Ferritin is now 48 (20-150)
So my question is what do I do with these results? They seem a bit on the low side. Do I hope things will get better as my ferritin improves or do I ask for a higher levothyroxine dose, or peruse alternative options?