It's my first post so here goes!
I was diagnosed hypothyroid in 2013 following birth of my 2nd child (TSH 9.9) . Maternal grandmother had Thyroid problems- goitre in younger life then hyperthyroidism when elderly.
I've been on gradually increasing doses of Levothyroxine, now on 100mg/125mg alternate days. Take at night time with water on empty stomach. Last GP blood test was Sept '16 TSH 1.92 (0.27-4.20) taken in the morning non fasting, GP said normal and no further action despite being symptomatic- fatigue, aching joints, swollen hands/feet, weight gain, tinnitus, slight hair loss, breathlessness, brain fog, occasional dizzy spells, gastric probs. GP won't test T3, Free T3 etc nor refer me to an Endo (said not needed).
I've just had my first Private blood tests done by BH and here are my results. Analysis says my TSH is high, antibodies high and B12 low.
CRP 4.90 (<5.0)
Ferritin 42.5 (20-150)
TSH 6.30 (0.27-4.20)
T4 total 111.7 (64.5-142.0)
Free T4 17.57 (12-22)
Free T3 4.31 (3.1-6.8)
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs 212.4 (<34)
Anti-Thyroglobulin abs 25.8 (<115)
Vit D (25 OH) 71
Vit B12 216 (insufficient 140-250)
Serum Folate 13.95 (8.83-60.8)
Can you help me decide what to do next please? Discuss with GP- will he discuss non NHS results? Get B12 supplements- if so which ones? Request increase Levothyroxine dose or request T3? Does this mean I've got hashimotos? I've never really felt well since diagnosis and have modified my lifestyle to accommodate my condition- limited social life, walking and get outdoors as much as I can but get regular sleep and rest otherwise I feel like a total zombie!
Many thanks in advance, I've tried to be as detailed as possible and sorry for the long post!