I've just received these results from a private test. I did this as doctor said she couldn't test T3... apparently lab won't do.....it has never been tested and I'm trying to get to the bottom as to why despite eating clean and exercising I am not losing weight...infact since my increase in Levo 11 weeks ago I've started to gain a little. BH had a offer on so got others done too.
CRP 4.50 <5.0 mg/L
Ferritin 81.9 20 - 150 ug/L
Thyroid Function TSH L 0.15 0.27 - 4.20 mIU/L
T4 Total H 144.8 64.5 - 142.0 nmol/L
Free T4 H 26.24 12 - 22 pmol/L
Free T3 4.11 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs H 62.6 <34 kIU/L
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 13 <115 kU/L
Vitamin D (25 OH) L 38 Deficient <25 nmol/L Insufficient 25 - 50 Consider reducing dose >175
Vitamin B12 442 Deficient <140 pmol/L Insufficient 140 - 250 Consider reducing dose >725
Serum Folate 11.77 8.83 - 60.8 nmol/L
I'm on Levo 150 mcg. This was increased from 125 mcg ten weeks ago.
Had TSH and T4 tested by my doctor three weeks ago and results then were
0.4 - 4mIU/L
10 - 25pmol/L
Doctor said then I was overmedicated and wanted to reduce my levo back to 125mcg but I argued that as I was feeling much better with no hypo symptoms could I stay on 150mcg and see how it goes. She reluctantly agreed warning of heart implications.. agreed to test 8 weeks from then.
Fast forward a few weeks, Ive had one or two heart flutters, vivid dreams and broken sleep and a little weight gain. Got an appointment with doctor but not for a couple of weeks. I'm intending to reduce my dose now i.e. 150 mcg one day, 125 mcg the following.
Any thoughts please?
Does it look as though I may be a poor converter of T4 to T3? I realise that I need to get my folates, ferritin and Vit b12 and D optimal.
Any advice gratefully accepted.