Could anyone pm me where to buy t4 if you can? I think my t3 is OK. I'm just getting really bloody fed up now! My recent results done with bh were:
TSH: 5.03 (0.27-4.2)
Free T4 14.52 (12-22)
Free T3 5.43 (3.1-6.8)
TSH 4.77 (0.27-4.2),
TT4 77.2 (64.5-142),
FT4 12.57 (12-22),
FT3 4.96 (3.1-6.8),
ATPO ABS 80.6 (<34),
ATGO ABS 565.1 (<115)
Vit D (25 OH) 20 (<25 Deficient)
B12 238 (insufficient 140-250)
Serum Folate 8.31 (8.83-60.8)
My first gp dismissed them so I went to a new one who wanted to start me on b12 injections, folate and vit d first before trialling thyroxine.
I've had 4 injections now, 2 more to go. 5mg folic acid for 2 weeks and 20000 vit d twice a week for 4 weeks.
I don't really feel any different. I guess I'm sighing less and my periods seem to have come back to monthly but they're light like spotting and lasting ages!
I'm just getting really fed up now. My main problems are the weight gain and dry skin to the point I can't really put foundation on my forehead or to the sides of my nose because it just flakes off. It's getting me down and making me really demotivated to take the healthy option or keep trying to lose weight anymore because I know my thyroid needs treating.
She did say we could trial thyroxine if I didnt feel better from the supplements but she seemed reluctant. She certainly wasn't willing to start levo first or at the same time.
My biggest concern is because she's my dads gp. His last results he was told were normal even though he'd said he still had symptoms. I told him to get a printout which he did tsh 5.4 (0.?-5.5). So he went back asking for an increase and she said yea you could just as easily go to 5.6/5.7 as you could drop to 5.2/5.3 so we can trial an increase... she then gave him another 12.5mg which seems low to me? He was at 5.4 on 100mg.
He asked for t4 and t3 checked but was told the lab didn't do it.
So I'm slowly losing faith that my t4 trial will be any more than 12.5mg and will be stopped or reduced as soon as its back in range and I'll be told I'm normal
Do you think I should just wait and see or give up on the nhs and start getting myself sorted?