Hi I have just picked up my latest test results and would like some advice please.
Before I list them however, has anyone been questioned by their surgery about why they want test results? I rang this morning to request a copy from last weeks test and the administrator asked me why I wanted them. I answered, because I am entitled to them under the Data Protection Act. To which she replied, well there is a charge for this. I asked how much and when did this come into operation and she put me on hold. After a short time she came back with "they'll be at the front desk for you this afternoon" ??? They were in an envelope marked `NO Charge` on the front so don't know what is going on there.
Anyhoo, I am currently prescribed 75 mg of Levothyroxine and here are my results:
TSH - 1.39 (0.20 - 4.50) - this result has decreased by 3.62 since dosage increase in Jan
Free T4 - 11.8 (7.00 - 17.00) - this result is up by 0.6 since dosage increase in Jan
Results in Euthyroid range (then why do I still feel like cr*p?)
Vit D 79.8 (50.00 - 250.00)
Folate 9.7 (3.00 - 20.00
Ferritin 75 (10.00 - 150.00)
HDL Cholesterol 1.63 (1.20 - 2.10) decreased - was 2.29 prior to diagnosis
LDL Cholesterol 5.7 (1.00 - 3.00) decreased - was 6.9 prior to diagnosis
My GP says I must address the Cholesterol issue by giving up butter (although I don't eat much as I don't eat bread) and look at reducing other fats in my diet. But, isn't high (bad) cholesterol a symptom of hypothyroidism and as you can see the figure has reduced in the last 6 months whilst on Levo. What are members views on this?
Also I am still suffering hypo symptoms so do not believe I am in Euthyroid state despite the stats.