It has been a while, but I'm now back and being rather confused.
I was diagnosed with Hashi's in August last year, and I'm taking levothyroxine since. I started on 25mcg and was regularly tested more or less every 6 weeks (by a private GP). They upped my dosage by 25 mcg after every testing.
My results on 30 January (having been on 75 mcg of levothyroxine)
TSH 1.16 (0.35 - 4.94)
FT3 3.66 (1.71 - 3.71)
FT4 1.18 (0.70 - 1.48)
TPO 88.31 (0 - 5.61)
TG 16.26 (0 - 4.11)
We agreed with the doc that the results could be optimised further and I've been taking 100mcg of levothyroxine from the beginning of February. We decided to test in 3 months' time and I received the latest results today (ranges are exactly the same).
TSH 1.520 (gone up from 1.16)
FT3 3.77 (now elevated and flagged as high)
FT4 1.19 (marginally gone up from last time)
TPO 74.76 (finally gone down a bit)
TG 11.06 (also gone down a bit)
What does this mean? How come can my FT3 be above the reference range when my FT4 is the same and TSH has gone up?
Always had tests done in the morning and before taking the daily hormone.
My CRP has been elevated for a couple of years, it has been hovering around 9.1-9.2 since October last year (reference range is 0 - 5). It is 13.82 now and I'm concerned. What could it mean? Could work stress and constant back, neck and shoulder pain cause this? My NHS GB (before I went private as he dismissed my symptoms) once said that overweight people can have an elevated CRP. I am very overweight (have been overweight since I was a child), but did not have this before all the thyroid symptoms started a few years back.
The good news is that my vitamin D is from deficient to normal thanks to supplements, 53.30 (30 to 100 is considered normal). Still a way to go, but it used to be under 20, so it is an improvement.
Symptoms wise...I don't know at the moment. Having good days and bad days. Certainly able to do more, but still often tired. Lots of pains and aches (back, neck, shoulders). Still period problems (cycles too long), weight not coming off easily.
Sometimes I think I did better a couple of months ago than now.
Any advice/suggestions are much appreciated. Should I go back to 75 mcg? Cannot increase it further to 125 mcg, can I?
Thanks in advance and have a nice long weekend!