Hi everyone, I would really appreciate some advice in advance of seeing my gp next Friday. I have just had my 2nd set of results, 10 weeks after the first tests. At that time my gp agreed to trialling 50mg levo for 3 months. I also had a private set of tests at that time which correlated nicely and also provided a T3 result. This latest set are NHS - and do not include T3 (though I'm fairly confident my GP would have asked for it; it's just not been done.)
THS (June) 5.9 (0.35-4.94) (Aug) 2.9 (0.35-4.94) [BH test in June 5.64 (0.27-4.2)]
Free T4 (June) 12 (9-19) (Aug) 12.3 (9-19) [BH test in June 15.66 (12-22)]
Free T3 (BH test in June) 4.49 (3.1-6.8)
Antibodies were tested in June and August and remain negligible so it would seem I do not have Hashi's.
The free T4 has scarcely changed and remains in the bottom quadrant of the 'normal' range; is it usual to see the TSH level fall with little change in T4?
I'm frustrated at not having a T3 result. it would have been helpful to see if there had been any change in T3.
I have wondered about getting another private test done in advance of seeing the GP but I don't think I'd get it back in time and I don't want to change the appt as the levo from my initial prescription will be finished very soon.
Although I do feel better than I felt before starting the Levo, I wonder how much of that is because I am lucky enough to be able to modify my lifestyle to accommodate the fatigue etc. I still feel a long way from properly well. My energy and ability to think clearly are improved but still limited and I have to pace myself carefully. My sleep quality has improved but I still need a lot of rest and sleep and have to prioritise this. My general mood remains low.
4 weeks after I started taking the Levo I suddenly felt hugely better - amazing change! It lasted 2 weeks before sliding downwards again. It did remind me of how I can feel - it would be wonderful to get there and stay there!
Any guidance would be much appreciated. Thank you!