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New blood tests - advice please

Mantras131
Mantras131

I met with Endo last week - who said that my TSH shows I am over medicated (0.09 Range 0.3-5.5 mlU) but he is happy for me to continue with 50 T4 and 20 T3. I suggested that TSH might not be relevant if I am taking T3 - and he just blushed...

My Free Thyroxine is 10.9 - (range 9-25 pmol) and it was 12.3 back in November. My Free Tri-Thyroxine is 4.6 (range 3.5-6.5 pmol) which was 4.5 back in November. Any thoughts? I feel more fatigued than I did in November and have horrid night sweats. Go to bed cold with 2 furry hot water bottles -wake up at 2.00 sweating and throw everything off. I think I need to increase something but not sure what. Any advice (as ever) appreciated. Greetings from sunny London x

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I would say there is room for improvement with the FT3 - maybe increase slowly and see how your symptoms are. How are your other levels - B12 - Ferritin - Folate - Ferritin ?

The thyroid is our thermostat - so it does seem off kilter at the moment :-)

Greetings from a very wet Crete !!

Mantras131
Mantras131 in reply to Marz

Thanks Marz - this is me being dense - do you mean I should raise my T3 slightly or T4? thanks (still sunny) x

Marz
Marz in reply to Mantras131

I think you should consider increasing the T3 slowly - but hey I am not a Medic :-) How are your levels of the vitals I mentioned ?

Sunny in London and Rome for the rugby - cannot believe we have been left out !

Hopefully there will be some wise ones along soon. Think they have all gone shopping :-)

Mantras131
Mantras131 in reply to Marz

Thanks he said my B12 and iron was good but considering he didn't test for them. He was looking at an old test so I think I will get it done privately. Have a good weekend x

Marz
Marz in reply to Mantras131

Have you got the details for Private Testing ?

Mantras131
Mantras131 in reply to Marz

Yes thanks. Used Blue Horizon last year.

Are you a group of numbers? No you are not. TSH can become irrelevent at low levels so don't allow your doctor to titrate your meds by TSH which is so wrong!

Thanks Glinirose. I am just just not sure how to tweak my meds.

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