Hi, I'd be really grateful for some advice on my test results. I have extreme exhaustion and all Hashimoto's symptoms. This has been going on most of my life and I'm nearly 40, but has worsened a lot with unavoidable stressful events happening in my life over the last 4 or 5 years.
I had a thyroid antibodies test done in December which showed high, so it's likely Hashimoto's, Especially as my mum has all the same symptoms.
I Finally got my GP to recognise there was something wrong with my thyroid like I've been saying for years when my TSH eventually went a little out of range in November. I was eventually put on the tiniest dose of Levothyroxine, 25mcg, 2 months ago. And today my TSH has come back right down within range but as people often say here, the labs now look normal but I still feel awful! My fear is now my TSH is normal the GP will stop my thyroxine whereas I'd been hoping she would double it to 50mcg!!! I don't think there's any chance of that now, with these results. Two days ago, After taking the bloodtest I decided to try 50mcg Levothyroxine and just see how I felt... it gave me such clarity (I struggle A Lot with brain fog...) but not "high" or hyper. It gave me the clarity to realise I need to change GP practice again as I'm just not getting the understanding where i am (current GP says "I'll probably never know what's wrong with me.... but stay positive..." and shuts the door on ideas for investigation). But now with these results come back, I think I should go back to 25mcg, or risk TSH going too low?? It's Very quickly gone down... on such a tiny dose of Levothyroxine. Can this really happen so quick? I went gluten free a month ago and have stuck to it, perhaps that has helped too, though I'm not especially feeling benefits...? And i take a tiny bit of adrenal glandular support (since end of Dec).
OK here are my results I got today.... I am assuming the ranges based on previous tests from the drs. But will be sure of these ranges next week.
TSH 2.8 mu/L (range 0.4-5.5)
Free T4: 16.1 pmol/L (range 11.5-22.7)
B12: 390 ng/L (range 210-910)
Folate 11 ug/L (range 5.4-24)
Ferritin 42 ug/L (range 10-307)
Vit D 62.6 nmol/L (range 50-150 adequate, below 50 not enough)
Before today, my TSH was 7.0 mu/L at the end of January this year, before i started any Levothyroxine or any thyroid treatment ever. And free T4 was 14.9 pmol/L end of January too.
My B12, vit D and folate are steadily rising. I used to be bottoming out in B12 and vit D but in range, and deficient in folate apparently for 7 years! So this is good progress over the space of 3 months.
But my ferritin is Stuck! I had a test for this in November and it was 50 ug/L. I supplemented a little bit and retested end of January and my ferritin went Down not up! Unlike my other vits. It went down to 42 ug/L where it has stayed since then, despite upping my supplements... So I'm confused on this.
Has anyone got any thoughts on any aspect of all this? Sorry for the long email....
Many Thanks xx