Hello, in 1995 I had a subtotal thyroidectomy for Graves Disease and I have been on 250 micrograms of levothyroxine for about twenty years now. Like most people I have had a huge fight with weight over the years, losing weight and then putting it back on. i have recently been to the GP as I have been losing hair quite a bit and constantly ache and find it hard to drag myself form bed in the morning (I'll be 51 this week by the way!) I have been back to the doctors this morning following blood tests, she says that my only issue is that I am low in calcium so I'm back for blood tests again in the morning for Vitamin D test and I think she said something about the Parathyroid?? My blood test results are as follows, any comments or advice would be welcome.
TSH 0.39 mmol/L (0.35 - 5.5)
Free T4 20 pmol/L (9 - 23)
Free T3 4.2pmol/L (3.5 - 6.5)
Serum Calcium 2.11 mmol/L (2.2 - 2.6)
Serum adjusted calcium conc 2.15 mol/L (2.2 - 2.6)
Apparently Iron levels were 'normal' and I regularly give blood so i would think that was correct? I have also started to cut out gluten as much as poss, reduce sugar and alcohol and have started to take all the usual recommended vitamins/supplements on this site.
weight, aches and brain fog are my biggest issues!! Thank you!