Just had further Blue Horizon results in and my TSH is now 4.32 (0.27 - 4.2) and now over range. It has been creeping up since last Jul. Previous results: 27/07/2016 (GP) - 3.19 (0.3-4.2)
22/09/16 (GP) - 3.38 (0.27-4.2)
21/11/16 (BH) - 4.15 (0.27-4.2)
My T4 result has fluctuated around the 11/12 mark throughout this time:
27/07/16 - 11.0 (12-22)
22/09/16 - 12.00 (12-22)
21/11/16 - 11.91 (12-22)
29/03/17 - 11.67 (12-22)
T3 results as follows:
27/07/16 - 3.7 (3.1-6.8)
22/09/16 - Not tested
21/11/16 - 3.75 (3.1-6.8)
29/03/17 - 4.06 (3.1-6.8)
Now my TSH is over range was thinking of writing to my GP. Has anyone got any tips for doing this. Was going to send my results and a list of symptoms. Is there any information I should include that may encourage her to do a trial of levo even though my TSH is under 10. At the rate it's going up, it will be another 4 years before it's over 10!
NB I have had tests for B12, D, folate, ferritin and am supplementing (interestingly, my ferritin was coming up (8.9 in July - 55.2 in Nov) when I was supplementing 100mg a day, I dropped the iron to 50mg a day as it had come up quickly and didn't want it to rise to more than mid-range, and it's now dropped to 31.4! Have taken 100mg today! Presumably this could be heavy periods taking more of a toll than I expected or absorption issues due to thyroid/stomach acid?
B12 is looking better - was at 371 and is now at 687; however my active B12 is coming in high at >256 (range 25.1 - 165) - OK to keep supplementing? Was of the understanding B12 needs to be around 1000. I am supplementing 1000mcg B12 and Thornes B Complex.
Folate looks OK I think but interestingly has come down even though supplementing - was at >45.4 in Nov 2016 and is now at 32.56 (range 8.83 - 60.8).
Vit D is at 91, up from 59 in Nov 2016 so OK I think (I have been supplementing 5000iu with K2 MK7 for 2 months and sort of every other day for 2 months (I keep forgetting when I've taken it and when I haven't!). Was thinking of sticking with ever other day even though we are nearly into summer(I am very fair skinned so avoid sun/when high factor suncream to avoid burning and flare up of rosacea which is triggered by sunlight).
Had antibodies tested twice now and both times negative.
Any thoughts on the above particularly on information to include or tips when approaching my GP would be very welcome.