So... after remaining undiagnosed and getting more ill I decided to self medicate a few months ago. I have been on a maintenance dose of 1 grain of WP Thyroid for around 2 months. I have been doing okay though was knocked sideways with a virus for 5 weeks in November. I recovered in time for Christmas, even did lots of cleaning/running around and managed to see in the New Year for the first time in about 6 years. I had less fatigue, lost a couple of pounds, and my digestion was better (though still suffering lots with sinus problems and feeling a little low).
Anyway, my latest BH results are attached. (the test was done at 6.30am before I took NDT). My free T4 is coming in as low (the report with the results said they 'guessed I was taking T3 only rather than levo and that an adjustment in my medication might be needed). My Vit D, Ferritin, folate are doing better and I am still supplementing as I know there is room for improvement.
Following these results I have increased by 1/4 grain (I started off very slowly and have done all my increases very slowly). Have I done the right thing? I was thinking of increasing before my results and just felt like my body needed it (was craving it?? does that sound silly??) so have gone with my instinct. Am I right? My fatigue has been creeping back in and I feel like I want to isolate myself from people/be on my own plus feeling a bit low. I hope the increase will help????
Obviously my CRP is VERY worrying, even when my liver function tests have been very high (I have been investigated for autoimmune hepatitis) my CRP was always okay. However, I did read somewhere that CRP is made in the liver so if the liver isn't working then it won't make the CRP. Maybe my liver is now working better because of the medication and so now is flagging that I have inflammation. I always knew I did because my fingers are often swollen and the finger joints painful. I have osteoarthritis in them but, again, never has the CRP showed up high or any other inflammatory markers.
So, can you tell me how I am doing and should I have increased and what should I do next. Sorry for all the questions. It is a bit scary going it alone and I don't know what i would do without you all! MP xx