I firstly want to thank all those who have helped me on my hpothyroid journey thus far. I have learned so much and have managed to improve my health up until recently. I am now puzzled about what to do next. I was diagnosed hypo in 2007 and put on levo, gradually increasing to 100mcg. All seemed to go well until I was affected by the Teva medication (licence withdrawn because the tablet doses varied so much.) This undoubtedly upset my system and I set off down the slippery slope. meds dose altered up and down by gp according to TSH- fatal.
Then I found this site and took charge of my health by supplementing for low B12, Vit D etc and for the next 12 months things semed ok. Then I took another dive, felt very unwell and was diagnosed with TPO antibodies. Again thanks to advice on here I went gluten free and then lacto free and after 6 months my ab's were almost at zero. Last year (April) I stopped supplementing B12 and D3 but had them tested at 6 month intervals. In May this year I again felt very unwell (very hypo) my Tsh had gone up to 1.2, I only feel something like normal with Tsh well below 1 (.2) at the time my B12 was 994 (180-630) and Vit D3 was 151- T4 was 16.21 (12-22) T3 4.31 (3.1-6.8) Gp reluctantly agreed to increase levo to 112.5mcg per day with warnings about heart attacks and osteoporosis.
My latest bloods show Tsh 0.07, T4 18.29, T3 4.25 Vit D3 101 and B12 431. (BH tests) I saw a note on my GP patient access screen that they want to see me re abnormal TSH- I had a TSH test via NHS at same time as BH test- ranges similar. Today I looked through all my old tests- the latest T4 and T3 results are the highest I have ever had,but I know they are not high enough. So it would seem I need some T3 if I want to feel really well. Why did my B12 fall off a cliff between May and Oct? I am back on the supplements. Could stress be the cause of my poor T4 and T3, has that depleted my B12? All advice/suggestions welcome. Sorry for long post.