Hi All! I am post RAI by maybe 5 years now, so NO Thyroid active right now. I have a lump now growing under my chin up for investigation - GP wanted a scan, but nothing will be done without visiting the Consultant Endo first.
Had my bloods done, and the results are here - but I noticed that they are suggesting to reduce my Thyroxine! Now I see that the TSH is 'below reference' which to me is not a problem - I do not NEED any Thyroid STIMULATING Hormone since I have NO ACTIVE THYROID anyway - so why would this be of interest?!? My Free T4 (9.6 ) to my mind is actually quite LOW in the scheme of things.
My 'Serum C reactive Protein Level (XaINL) is 4.6 mg/L (0.0-5.00) seems on the high side too.
I note that Mean Cell Haemoglobin level (XE2pb) says 'Below Range' at 27.4 pg (28.0-34.0) but although this is stated, it doesn't say - requires attention?
All the other things are bang on the middle of the reference ranges. Too many pages to copy and put up!
I know I am going to have a fight on my hands to stop them lowering my doses of Thyroxine and am worried. I have used this site to argue my case before as I am having T3 as well, because of continued weight gain and lethargy - I at least can now function with this although my preference would be INCREASING my thyroid meds to be honest, hoping to get a bit more 'oomph'!
I am currently on:
75 Thyroxine plus 25 Liothyronin (T3)
I take B12, Vit D throughout the winter months and have to take Meds for Arthritis (Meloxicam).
Any helpful advice would be most welcome, but certainly something to fight with should they decide to try and lower my meds as I just know that will end in me not being able to even get out of bed, never mind the brain fog!
I am 62 year old female, past menopause and not taking anything other than the above!