Did not know whetere to post a reply to old post or new one so here goes.
OLD POST 7-8 WEEKS AGO "
I have been suffering with an under active Thyroid for about 1 and a half years.
I am 35 years old Male and 5.8 in height.
I was originally taking Levo when diagnosed but i went up from 13.5 stone to 14.5 stone within a period of 3-4 months. I also felt like rubbish on levo, no energy, pilling on the Weight while exercising 3 times a week and playing local footy once a week.
I also pay alot of money per month for fresh and healthy foods that are portioned.
I then changed to Nature Thyriod, started off with 1 grain and gradually upped my dose to 2 grains per day.
I felt alot better on these tablets and have been on them the last 6 months.
Still my weight to this day is increasing and i am now at my heaviest at 16 Stone.
It is soul destroying, exercising 3 times at least a week eating less than 1500cals a day an not a pound lost, only gained!.
I got my TSH, T4 & T3 results back today please see below :
Your Thyroxine Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test results has been returned as NORMAL Your results
TSH - 2.06 mIU/L ---- Normal range
0.27 - 4.2 mIU/L= Looks ok
T4 - 15.70 pmol/L ----- Normal range 2 - 22 pmol/L = Looks ok
T3 - 7.00 pmol/L Normal range 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L = Slight over but nurse says this is fine.
I am at my wits end, i do admit i feel a lot better altho always wake up with a dry throat but can deal with it. I have gained 2 - 3 stone since i was diagnosed with an under-active Thyriod. I am an active guy.
Has anyone experienced this ? Should i get more tests ? Is it even my Thyroid ?
Any advice or help much appropriated.
NEW POST : Today
Didn't know whether to post a new or reply to this so here is an update.
I upped my dose by a half grain for 6 weeks currently on 2.5 grains of NDT.
I have limited my exercise to only once a week during this period.
My weight has not moved.
I left 12 hours this time before last taking NDT and getting my bloods taken at 10AM.
Here are the results :
TSH 1.00 (0.27 - 4.20 mIU/L)
Free T4 16.53 (12 - 22 pmol/L)
Free T3 5.60 (3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L)
Should i increase my dosage by Half a Grain again and test in 6 weeks again ?