Having commenced treatment with Levothyroxine, I am now on 50mcgs and I am due to get retested and see the endo on 24 Feb. So I'm waiting to see if my FT4 and FT3 have risen. I have been hammering the B12 (patches, sublingual lozenges) and my foot neuropathy has improved a little. No other observable changes. However this post is about my sister.
She was called in for a 'well-woman' type healthcheck, and has been noted as having a high TSH, but told this will just be watched and to come back in 12 months. Because she knows about my journey, she asked about having her Hashi antibodies tested and they are going to do that for her. I've also said she needs to have her FT3 tested, ferritin, folate, D, B12 and have pointed her to Blue Horizon +11. Looking at her results, not only does her TSH look high, but her FT4 is is also low - why on earth do they say wait 12 months?
She has resistant weight gain and is always tired, has poor skin and thin eyebrows. Her hair is not falling out but has gone dry and damaged. Sounds familiar!! Interestingly her profile is different to mine in that she has the high TSH while mine is low and I have more of a hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal signalling issue.
Do others on here have hypothyroidism in the family? My Dad had a goiter when young, though my Mum is very fit and well with no signs. Thanks for reading.