Please can you have a look at my test results?

Hi. From what I have read on here I think that they are okay but would value other opinions.

I take 100 thyroxine and 10 T3 each day and have done for the last 3 months. I am back at the endocrinologist at the end of this month

Results:

FT3 4.1 (3.20 - 6.80)

TSH 0.76 (0.27 - 4.20)

Free T4 14 (12.00 - 22.00)

Thank you.

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  • How do you feel? They're ok but a bit lacklustre. Your t3 could be higher.

  • I am so glad that you said that because frankly I still feel pretty rubbish! My doctor thinks that it is all in my head.

    What are the ideal results I should I be aiming for or does it vary from person to person?

    Thank you.

  • If they have not been done ......Suggest you ask GP to check levels of vitamin d, b12, folate and ferratin. These all need to at good (not just average) levels for thyroid hormones (our own or replacement ones) to work in our cells

    Also do you know if have you had thyroid antibodies checked? There are two sorts TPO Ab and TG Ab. (Thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin) Both need checking, if either, or both are high this means autoimmune thyroid - called Hashimoto's the most common cause in UK of being hypo.

    TPO is rarely checked and TG almost never checked. More common to have high TPO or high TPO and high TG, but negative TPO and raised TG is possible, though much rarer. There are a few members on here that have this, often they have struggled to get diagnosed.

    ALWAYS Make sure you get the actual figures from tests (including ranges - figures in brackets). You are entitled to copies of your own results.

    If you can not get GP to do these tests, then like many of us, you can get them done privately

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

    Usual advice on ALL thyroid tests, (home one or on NHS) is to do early in morning, ideally before 9am. No food or drink beforehand (other than water) If you are taking Levo, then don't take it in 24 hours before (take straight after). This way your tests are always consistent, and it will show highest TSH, and as this is mainly all the medics decide dose on, best idea is to keep result as high as possible

    If you have Hashimoto's then you may find adopting 100% gluten free diet can really help reduce symptoms, and lower antibodies slowly over time too.

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