Hi - I am new to this forum and have gained a greater insight into my condition and I would be grateful if anyone can advise next steps that I could take.
I was diagnosed as Hypothyroid in 2008 with a TSH of 6.0 after being kept on a borderline watch for some time. I was started on 25ucg of Levo titrated to 100umcg and I now take 75ucg / 100 ucg alternate days. I have TSH, free T4 checked checked yearly by my GP and always have the same info from the medical secretary (OK - no action needed). I have had chronic joint pain for years diagnosed as Osteoarthritis, my feet are the worse, I can hardly walk on getting out of bed. I recently asked my Dr if I could have RA and she did some inflammatory screening tests which were normal. This forum have maybe me think that maybe this could be related to my hypothyroidism. Over the last 6 months I am having difficulty sleeping, the minute I go to bed I am really restless, thrashing around. I wear a Fitbit and my average sleep is 3hrs/night. I don't suffer from fatigue the next day so wondered if I was maybe overmedicated on Levo so back to GP who repeated TSH/T4 and said as usual all normal. Following threads on this forum I decided to have a Thyroid check with Medichecks. Below are the results, lappear to be positive for the antibodies,my Vit D looks low although in range and my Ferritin is really High?
TSH - 1.32 (0.27-4.20)
Free Thyroxine 18.9 (12.0- 22)
Total T4 96 (59 - 154)
Free T3 3.35 (3.10 - 6.8)
Reverse T3 32 (10-24)
Reverse T3 Ratio 6.82 (15-75)
Thyroglobulin Antibody 429 (0-115)
Thyroid Perioxidase Antibody 185.8 (0-34)
Vitamin B12 291.2 (140-724)
Folate 6.4 (2.91 - 50 )
25 OH Vitamin D 52.5 (50-200)
Ferritin 248 (13-150)
CRP 2.8 (0-5)
I am 62, on no other medication besides Levo, my grandmother and both her sisters all had goitres diagnosed and treated with surgery in the 1920's.
Any help in understanding whats going on would be greatly received because even with these media check results my GP will look t the TSH and thyroxine and say all normal no action. Thanks in advance.