Been reading the posts on here for a while and I'm now looking for some advice about my situation.
I stopped eaten gluten 2 years ago as I had IBS and severe back pain which relieved when stopping eating gluten. I also suffer from severe plaque Psoriasis which also eased with avoiding Gluten.
Moving on 6 months ago I visited my GP to address the severe fatigue and feeling unwell.
I was diagnosed hypothyroid with a TSH of 6.8 (0.5-5.0) and started on 25mcg of Levo. That made the fatigue worse so I asked to up the dose to 50mcg which returned me to where I started although I had less "brain fog" and felt less depressed. I also had benefit for my psoriasis (less itching).
My next blood test revealed my TSH was supressed and the GP refused to increase the dose. I was packed off to the local hospital endocrinologist. I was a bit naughty and increased my T4 dose to 75mcg unilaterally as I could feel the benefit with my skin. Basically I was suffering considerably less auto immune attacks.
Which brings me to the results of the endo blood tests as follows:
Free T3 9.6 pmol/l (3.80-6.00)
Free Thyroxine 42.0 pmol/l (8.40-19.10)
TSH <0.01 mIU/l (0.38-5.33)
and a diagnosis of autoimmune thyroiditis despite still not testing antibodies.
I have been directed to stop taking levo immediately and entirely which I'm refusing to do on the basis my symptoms are consistent and unchanged ( all the classic hypo symptoms) and that I have derived considerable benefit with regards to my skin. I have no hyper symptoms which I would expect considering how much over range I am.
I have checked vitamins as recommended here and they are all fine and within range.
Thyroid scan shows that thyroid gland has no abnormalities
Am I reading this right , am I going mad or do these readings and diagnosis make any sense to anyone ? Any thoughts gratefully received.