I am relatively new here. Been reading other posts for a couple of weeks and trying to understand my thyroid condition and my symptoms a bit better.
I just got back the results of a Medichecks Thyroid Check UltraVit and am now even more confused and frustrated.
A bit about my background:
I've been diagnosed with Hypo quite a few years ago. Got prescribed Levo back then and been waiting for things to go back to 'normal' ever since. Rather than normal, things got worse I believe.
My dose is 150mg and hasn't been changed for a couple of years. But: my symptoms weren't getting any better, they've gotten worse.
When reading through a list of Hypo symptoms I could pretty check off every one of them.
The one's that I feel affect me the most in my daily life are the struggle to loose weight ( no matter how much or how little I eat, whether its low carb or low fat or whatever, I can barely manage to lose a few pounds, and if I do, after having a 'cheat-day' with a pizza and a few glasses of wine its back up again)
The other one is me being tired all the time. While I've always been eager to take a nap, recently its gotten to a point that I have to sometimes make stops when driving to rest. Just last weekend I was getting back from a friend, it was a 4 hour drive, and I had to take a nap for about an hour to feel save to drive again. Bear in mind I am 27 years old and don't think I should feel this tired all the time. I can barely make it through the day without having to take a nap.
The third symptom that is affecting me the most is the brain fog and being almost unable to concentrate. As I am working on my dissertation at the moment, this does concern me a lot! My memory is so bad, that I often times don't remember what has been said in recent conversations, let alone remember things that happened a few years ago. When I am working on something and something crosses my mind, I have to write it down immediately, otherwise I'll forget right away. Retracing my steps often helps, but not always, and I find this extremely worrying.
I have also noticed that my extremities tend to go numb very easily. For example I am sitting on my desk at the moment, typing, and I feel my arms and fingers go numb again.
Long story short: My GP has refused to test for T3, mentioned that TSH is normal, maybe even a bit low and she doesn't know why my symptoms are getting worse.
After reading through forums I figured it must be the T3 that is causing the symptoms. Thats why I was so surprised to get my test results back and find that the levels are in the range.
My level of Vitamin B12 is really low, but I am not sure if thats the cause of all my suffering?
Would you please be so kind and have a lock at my test results and tell me what you think? I feel very lost and misunderstood by my GP and don't really know what to do.
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 0.069 mIU/L
FREE THYROXINE 22.87 pmol/L
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 128.8 nmol/L
FREE T3 4.64 pmol/L
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY <10 IU/mL
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES 11.95 IU/mL
VITAMIN B12 92 pmol/L
FOLATE (SERUM) 4.4 ug/L
25 OH VITAMIN D 73.89 nmol/L
CRP - HIGH SENSITIVITY 9 mg/l
FERRITIN 63.91 ug/L
Thank you very much,