Hi all - I've just managed to get my blood results through after my thyroxine was reduced from 150mg to 125mg. I had the test 6 weeks after changing dose.
My free T3 is now showing as 3.6 (range 3.1-6.8) and TSH 0.17 (range 0.3 - 5.0) - this was an 8.50am test (would it matter that I had alcohol the night before at a family party)
My previous reading before the change was Free T3 6.7 and TSH 0.02 (this was an 11.45am test)
Since the reduction I have put on 8lbs despite following a slimming world diet which I have previously been successful on (always struggled with weight but following this diet I was able to lose some excess weight and maintain on the maintenence plan sucessfully for 7 months until tablets changed (went back to the diet plan when the weight started coming on aside from 1 week over Xmas).
I have been very tired, the minute I sit down on the sofa I'm pretty much falling asleep - just can't keep my eyes open - despite having 1.5 weeks off work. And just before Xmas I was actually getting so tired at work that I felt like I was going to faint.
Other symptoms I'm getting are coldness or trouble regulating my temperature.
The other issue, which could be completely unrelated, but over the last 2 weeks I've had terrible achy legs and feet like I need to stretch them constantly - they just feel very tight and now this has now gone into pain in my buttocks (back of my pelvis or that region) where sitting and standing and walking causes pain. I haven't injured myself or anything to cause this - its come from nowhere?
Now my question is, have I tested too early and do I have a hope in hell of getting my doctor to put me back to my original medication?
Managed to get a previous reading too on my bloods - this was a 2 years ago test - Free T 5.7, and TSH 0.02
So my TSH is generally low ish against range.
When I was diagnosed I was 19, so I've had this for 18 years now. and for a large amount of time on Thyroxine I've been on the 150-175mg mark.
When I was diagnosed it was due to having a goitre and I'm sure I was told it was hashimotos thyroiditis.
Any help would be really valued - as I want to make a doctors appointment to challenge him but would like to hear your views on whether I'm being ridiculous