Hello I am new to the forum and have been reading the posts with much interest. I have just received my blood results from medichecks. Like many others here I have been fobbed off by my GP numerous times and am still not feeling well. I have been taking levothyroxine 100mcg for the last ten years. Also my endo added 5mgs of Liothyronine approximately 3yrs ago.
Last year my Gp advised that my Tsh levels were too high and I must discontinue the liothyronone. (We tried 75mcg of levothyroxine and 5mcgs of liothyronine but he said my levels were still too high.) I immediately started with severe bone and joint pain and was diagnosed with VitMin D deficiency. I bought a 3000 dose of vitamin D and have been taking this since December last year.The pains gradually subsided. The GP says he can no longer prescribe liothyronone.
My blood results are
TSH 0.919 0.27- 4.20
Free thyroxine 19.11 12.00- 22.00
Total thyroxine (T4) 114.1 59.00-154.00
Thyroglobulin antibody 66.360. 0.00-115.00
Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies 23.72. 0.00-34.00
Vitamin B12. 252 140.00-724.00
Folate (serum). 11.35 2.91-50.00
25 OH vitamin D 103 50.00-200.00
CRP - high sensitivity 0.4. 00.00-5.00
Ferritin 76.27. 13.00-150.00
I can see that my vitamins are not in the optimal levels but need some help with interpretation of the thyroid panel from some of you very knowledgeable people on here.
I am suffering from weight gain despite limiting my calories intake and being fairly active. I have also lost all eyebrows and losing hair from my front hairline. My basal body temperature is lower than normal. My GP says my thyroid levels are fine and then his eyes glaze over ( next patient please) I recently started the protocol recommended by the thyroid pharmacist. I am gluten free, lactose free caffeine free.
I have changed back to mercury pharma from Teva to see if this makes a difference, I am only on the second day so will see if some of my symptoms improve.