Hi, my 27 year old son was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 12 months ago and recently hashimotos after 1st endo visit. He started off on 50 levo, and tsh hovered around 1.0, had 1st endo appt in June as antibodies tested high. He'd been self medicating usual vitamins and wanted to check those before seeing endo so had a thyroid+vitamin check via medichecks in May. His tsh was very low and T3 and T4 quite high, medichecks suggested he was overmedicated so dr lowered his dose to 25. We now think it was a Hashi flare and perhaps should have been left on 50 levo. He's just had blood results and his tsh is very high - tsh only tested even though he requested antibodies etc. Dr has sent a message to increase levo to 75. I'm not sure if this increase is too much and he should increase 50 until he speaks to the gp next week.
On 50 Levo:
Jan 17 tsh 1.7 (0.2-4.0) (gp)
Feb 17 tsh 1.3 (0.2-4.0) (gp)
Feb 17 serum thyroid peroxidase antibody 419 (<100) (gp)
May 17 tsh 0.01 (0.27-4.20) Medichecks
May 17 free thyroxine 33.47 (12.00-22.00) Medichecks
May 17 total thyroxine (t4) 160.2 (59.00-154.00) Medichecks
May 17 free t3 7.69 (3.10-6.80) Medichecks
May 17 Thyroglobulin antibody 446.00 (0.00-115.00) Medichecks
May Thyroid peroxidase antibodies 554.1 (0.00-34.00) Medichecks
Vitamins are improving due to self-medicating.
On 25 Levo after May results then:
July 17 - tsh 29.3 (0.2-4.0)
His symptoms are mainly fatigue, dizziness and visual disturbance.
Any help would be appreciated.