Hello, I'm back again!
Well, I went for my second blood test as the doctor had wanted to ensure I hadn't had a bad virus which had affected my thyroid results.
My TSH level on my first test was 6.6 (0.55-4.8)
My TSH level on my second test was 6.3. (0.55-4.8)
Both tests carried out at the same time, first thing in the morning.
My Serum Free T4 level on my second test was 15pmol (9-23)
Second test T4 15 again.
B12 test 437 (211-911)
Serum Ferritin 169 (20-291)
Urea and Electrolytes
Serum Sodium 137 (133-146)
Serum Potassium level 3.9 (3.5-5.3)
Sodium Urea 3.7 (2.5-7.8)
Serum Creatinine 75 (49-90)
Calcium level 2.39 (2.2-2.6)
Serum adjusted calcium concentration 2.35 (2.2-.6)
Serum Albumin 44 (35-50)
Protein level 75 (60-80)
Alkaline phosphatase 72 (30-130)
Serum alanine aminotransferase 7 (0-34)
Serum C reactive protein 5 (0-5)
I had printed off the list of symptoms from this site to assist me, this was quite compelling for me and lots of things I'd just thought was 'me' i.e. IBS at times, constipation, dizziness, tinnitus, etc made sense. Disappointedly the Doctor who asked me if I had a family history of thyroid issues, stated my TSH levels were borderline. I really had to stress my overall symptoms and asked the question 'well if it isn't my thyroid... what is it'? I still have the horrendous taste in my mouth which gets worse dependent upon how tired I am. The doctor suggested it could be stress but I said my area of work is the same as it was 2 years ago and whilst it can be stressful, I didn't think it was stress that was causing this. Thankfully my husband came with me who had also carried out research and told the doctor he'd seen me getting more and more tired over recentl months.
The doctor initially was going to see how I felt in the next few months but I persisted and eventually got a prescription for LEVOTHYROXINE
I am prescribed 25 micrograms. In 8-9 weeks I've got to go for another blood test. This will also test -
TSH and FT4 TPO antibodies.
I have a major needle phobia and explained that the fact I know I'm going to have to undergo more blood tests should tell you how bad I feel at times.
Please can anyone
1. advise the best time to take my tablets? I was thinking of taking them 20 minutes before my breakfast each morning?
2. Provide comment on the above results?
I'm very new to this but gradually getting up to speed with things but tbh without this site I'd have been lost in knowing how to try and persuade my doctor.