Sorry to post again but i've just had the endo's recommendation to stay on the starter dose of 25mg Levo.
I was diagnosed Hashimotos in the summer with sky high antibodies but didn't get medicated until October.
Back then my TSH was 4.3 and FT4 was 13.57. My B12 was 301 and vit d was 88.
6 months ago my iron was really low at 10, but was up to 46 after supplements. I'm taking all the supplements advised by helpful posters on this group.
I'm still feeling like I'm running at half speed to the point I go to bed in the afternoon when I'm not at work. I suffer brain fog, fatigue, a feeling of being jet lagged, constipation and have numbness and pins and needles. The days of doing 30 mile bike rides seem like a distant memory. I'm shattered if I try to do a steady 5 miles!
My new results from early December were fasting and taken at 11.30am. I took my Levo 24 hours before this blood test. The previous results were taken at 9am.
My new results are much improved:
TSH 1.7 range is 0.35 to 4.5
FT4 17.5 range is 11 to 26
FT3 3.9 range is 3.1 to 6.8
This is the first time FT3 has been tested so I don't have anything to compare it with.
Because of xmas, its taken a month to get his advice on these results. I was so frustrated waiting that I increased the dose to 50mg but i'll have to drop it now as I'm about to run out!
I take vit c with 25mg gentle iron, selenium, k2mk7 with vitD. I also started taking magnesium recently. I take B12 and B complex and eat GF. I'm trying to get these ranges all optimum.
I'm paying to go private as I'm struggling to function and I can't give up work. But i'm not as productive as I should be.
Do you think I should just go back to 25mg and see what happens at the next appointment. As I've been under chronic stress for 2 years, he agreed to testing my adrenals if I wanted. Does anyone have any experience of adrenals being the problem rather than thyroid?