I had a blood test done in June,(NHS only as I have felt really well until recently).
Results are: TSH 0.18 mu/l(0.35-5.00)
serum free T4 14pmol/l (9-19)
serum iron level 14umol/l (12-26)
serum transferrin 2.5g/l(1.7-3.8)
serum ferritin 18(22-275)
My current dose of levothyroxine is 100 and 75mcg alternate days.
Spoke to my GP this morning. I'm quite disappointed as she has been supportive in agreeing to my request to tweak levothyroxine until now her concern being my TSH level is in the low range and she is concerned I may become hyperactive. I explained that thyroid UK recommend making sure T4 is in high range inspite of lowering TSH levels. She was having none of it and suggested my symptoms may be connected to low iron levels. I again explained that until recently I have felt really well and my iron and ferritin levels were in my boots! I asked her if levo is not an option,what is.She suggested I keep on with the iron treatment(ferrous fumerate 210mg bd) and repeat bloods for TSH and T4.It is really frustrating when GP's look at blood results and try to write off symptoms as something else! I remember reading a post about some research based recommendations on here but can't remember what it was. I'd be vey grateful if someone could remind me what the article is.
If I go back to my G P armed with knowledge it may make a difference! I have felt really well recently and I'm not prepared to go back to feeling so rubbish for no good reason!
Thank you in advance.