Hello everyone. Been reading stuff here for the last 6 months and hoped I would never have to post. But here i am. I have seen the wonderful help and support this forum have given folk.......so hence thats what im here asking for . This is an overview to keep it brief. Thankyou for reading this.
I was diagnosed after many months of feeling quite ill with major hypothyroid symptoms in April 2016....told i was borderline at tsh 4.7. This Doctor reluctantly gave me 25 mg levo saying she had never had a patient with symptoms with that tsh.....told me to wait 8 weeks.....i came back and was told my tsh was 2.2 . Although i was still symptomatic but less so, i took her instruction to be retested in december...5 months away! I didn't know much about it all unlike now.
Anyway i wasn't really well and bit the bullet and saw another doctor who i had had a good relationship with over an eye issue. We embarked on the hypothyroid road of 25 mg increases to see where we got to. At least he listened and by then i was reading how this was supposed to work. I never really became well but compared to how i am now i was functioning better .I think i asked him to do a t3 etc before i increased to 75 mg.....results then were tsh 2.7 (0.27-4.2).. t4, 15.7 (12-22)... ft3 4.1(3.1-6.8). I'll leave the rest for the moment and just post the current results.
One thing i will admit to is that because i drink wine daily I have increased liver enzymes although the doctor dosent think its a factor in all this but its got to be in the equation.
Anyhow, when i increased to 75mg my body had a hard time adjusting but i kind of settled but into a very unstable existence. When i increased to 100mg levo 9 weeks ago i just felt worse and worse and worse...get the picture? I honestly felt so much worse and quite poisioned. All the symptoms which i had to begin with were here with a vengence.....one particular nasty which had been creeping in bigtime was breathlessness...even when doing little.. The fatique and my whole being is at such a low ebb i can barely function around my home....muscle pain, weakness fatique breathlessness, legs that won't work etc etc .
So and this is where i would love some help with these results overall and in dealing with my doctor...
.Cos 2 weeks ago i went to see the nice doctor who had been supporting me to get to a tsh of 1 and who i thought was listening ....but in that consult when i told him how things were since being on 100 mg he proceeded to say he thinks its my MIND making me tired and not my thyroid. I wont write any more on that except i have to ring him to discuss results. Depending if my t3 is ok or not it may change the "way" im managed. So if its still low ill maybe be offered move levo.....which would mean more possibly unconverted stuff swirling about doing nothing if im not converting or if its good, treat me as a patient with mental problems....serious stuff to me.
So here they are
tsh 1.1 (0.27-4.2)
T4 16.6 (12-22)
t3 4.3 ( 3.1-6.8)
SERUM FERRITIN 62 (13-300)
IRON 14.6 (10-30)
TRANSFERRIN 2.7 (2-3.6)
Percentage iron saturation 21.9% (30-40) LOW
Just would love some input to see if others see anything with alarm bells here . Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks for listening