I had a blood test back in august-results:
Serum TSH- 5 range (0.30-4.50)
Serum T4- 12.2 (11.00-22.00)
TPO thyroid Peroximosal- (antibody negative) 6.1 (0.00-34.00)
After that test I had to plead with my doctor to let me try increasing the dose. I had been on 25mcg for 15 years and wanted to try a bit more she gave me 50mcg to try for two months. I ended up taking 37mcg (one and a half tablets as i was getting palpitations) my symptoms have improved but that may also be down to improved B12 treatment.
Latest test results:
Serum TSH 5.2 (0.30-4.50)
Serum free T4 14.2 (11.00-22.00)
No antibody test this time
My free T4 has improved slightly but the TSH is almost the same. Both tests were taken about the same time of day fasting and before medication.
I have a telephone consultation with the GP booked for next week but just wanted to seek some advice on here. I'm obviously still undermedicated, the slight increase hasn't made any real difference. I'm going to try to go back up to 50mcg from tomorrow and then see what the GP recommends I will tell her that I was taking a smaller dose due to symptoms. Would T3 have anything influence on how my body seems to be using the T4?. I asked for a T3 test but was told they don't do it. I'm in the UK.
Thanks again X