My antibodies, when tested last year were 550 , but at the time I know I was still hypo.
I couldn't care less what they are now because I feel good.
I am on 6 grains thyroid -s . Sleep soundly , walk around 7 -10 miles a day and go for the occasional run, have a decent pulse and blood pressure , temp of 37 in the afternoon and evening and no longer attack the food cupboard which has resulted in losing a stone so far, by just eating normal
I should mention that I had numerous blood test with confusing results along the way, sometimes telling me I was high when I still felt hypo. I ignored the the blood results and went by the old literature , where it was considered normal to start on 6 grains , and stopped multi dosing, taking all 6 in the morning .
I knew , and could see and feel the results were telling me I had hit the jackpot. So did a blood out of interest . TSH 0.01 T4 19 ( 12-22) T3 7.1 ( - 6.8 )
What I find remarkable , at 4.5 grains and multi dosing TSH 0.005 T4 22 (12-22) T3 7.8 (-6.8) and felt hypo.
My theory , and from reading the literature , being hypo, in my case , had lowered blood volume and gave a false high reading which when ignored, and the dose increased , increased the blood volume and lowered the levels when tested again.
I also wonder if the full 24 hours after meds , because of the single dose , lowered the results
Can we really trust blood results if we still feel unwell ?