I’ve been avidly reading all the information and advice given by members of the forum. I have been diagnosed Hypo for at least 10 years diagnosed by the routine blood tests for type on diabetes. My last does of thyroxine prior to the latest bloods was 75 mcgs . I have been feeling very tired these last few months and fed up with the weight gain over these last 10years. I have gone from 10st to 14 st. I eat well and count carbs to control the diabetes and know what dose of insulin to give.
In November of last year decided to try supplementing B12 as have been on medication that can cause this to drop. That level has now gone over 6000 which is good and I can now cut back. Also take Vitamin D, Vitamin E, folate and magnesium taurine.
My GP rang last week to say my TSH has gone up a bit and wanted me to increase Thyroxine to 100 mcgs and retest in 6 to 8 weeks. For the first time prior to the tests I withheld the thyroxine for 24 hrs a suggested by this forum, never knew to do this.
I have considered changing to NDT to see if this will help tiredness and also help with weight loss. Each time my GP raises the thyroxine she comments that it might help me lose weight. Unfortunately it doesn’t do that but I feel nauseated and have a vague headache for most of the day.
I would be grateful for any comments/ insight from the blood tests I had done privately this week
TSH H 5.82 0.27 - 4.20 mIU/L
T4 Total 128.8 64.5 - 142.0 nmol/L
Free T4 18.79 12 - 22 pmol/
L Free T3 6.04 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs 33.7 <34 kIU/L
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 16.3 <115 kU/L
Thanks for helping