Thank you everyone for helping me improve my knowledge on hypothyroidism. My confidence is returning slowly but surely, because at last, I feel listened to and understood by friends on this site..
I now persistently request a copy of my blood test results. As follows,
TSH 0.93 (0.27 - 4.20) taken 22/2/17
NB was taking 75 mcg levothroxine a day, at time of blood test and followed starve instructions here.
(Previously, I had taken 125 mcg for over 10 years).
Next day, advised start 100 mcg levothroxine a day because I was very fatigued. I had just had flu/wheezy chest and antibiotics and hospital phoned said my neutrophils and sodium low and needed another blood test.
I have another TSH test in 6 weeks.
I am also diagnosed with Sjogrens syndrome and took hydroxychloriquine for 4 months October 16 to February 17 before stopping them as suffering these infections made me feel worse.
Also, results 22/2/17 include,
serum folate 7.6 ug/L
B12 413 ng/L
Ferritin 66 ug/L
Serum creatinine 57 umoi/L
Serum urea 3 mmoi/L
Serum potassium 4.9 mmoi/L
Serum sodium 134 mmoi/L
Serum total25-hydroxy vitamin D level 57 nmoi/L
Bazillion count 0.04 10#9/L
Eosinophil 0.28. 10#9/L
Monocyte 0.66. 10#9/L
Lymphocyte. 2.22. 10.9#/
Neutrophil. 2.55. 10#9/L
Platelet. 2.22. 10#9/L
Mean corpusc. Hb conc (MCHC) 342 g/ L
Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) 84.8 fLoor
Haematocrit O.392 L/L original result: O.392 I/I (0.360 - 0.460)
Haemoglobin estimation. 134 g/ L
Red blood cell (RBC) count 4.62. 10#12/L
Total white cell count. 5.75. 10#9/L
Receptionist advised me no follow up action.
My meds daily now consist of levothyroxine 100 mcg a day prescribed. Fultium-D 800IU a day prescribed (GP reluctantly prescribed 6 months ago, when my blood result vit D was 49 and I discussed what I learned here. I feel this vitamin helps with my bone/joint pain). I buy vitamin C and take 500 mg a day.
I have successfully weaned off bisoprolol blood pressure tablets, atorvastatin for high cholesterol and cut codeine 30/500 to 8/500 and take approximately 2 tablets a day for pain in joints. I have been able to alter my meds and repeat prescription with my GP and consultant support because once again, I have become more confident since using health unlocked.
I monitor my own baseline observations and symptoms and work in partnership with health care providers. After 2 years of feeling seriously unwell I am no longer prepared to be a passive patient. I believe many of my issues have been due to side effects of drugs. I may be wrong and time may tell.
I just wonder does anyone on this site have any understanding of the current blood results? Any other advice? I am due to see my rheumatologist June. I have an appointment with an allergist team this month.
My horrific symptoms began after taking codeine 30/500 and gabapentin medication for 3 prolapse discs and sciatica 2.5 years ago. I had a full body rash and became very very unwell. Though I do understand other people do very well on meds I do not appear to tolerate. We are all different.
Thanking everyone for reading and supporting.