I have been to the doctors for 10 years complaining of the same symptoms but keep being told I am depressed and put on anti-depressants. I keep asking if I have an under active thyroid as my dad and his side of the family are all under active, but I keep being told no its not hereditary. However February this year I saw a new doctor and I was diagnosed with PA with Vit B deficiency. This June I saw a another training doctor and explained all my symptoms and he who suggested I maybe underactive and organised the tests but I would have to wait another 3 months to be tested again if it proved positive. After 3 weeks I went back again and see another new doctor who read out the below results and put me on 25mcg of levothyroxine and then tested me for my antibodies. Today I went back as I said my symptoms improved slightly for about two weeks and now I am back to how I was. I was told I do not have an underactive thyroid and its depression. Having more bloods taken tomorrow and was told if my results are the same I am being taken off levothyroxine altogether. I have asked for T3 to be tested as I have fatty liver disease(gallbladder removed) with 3 stone weight gain, and I wanted to check if my T4 was converting, again told no, this test is only done on cancer patients. These are the only results she printed out.
Se thyroid peroxidase Ab conc - 17.2 iu/ml range 0.00 - 35.00
Serum folate 3.2 ug/l no range given
Serum TSH 4.15 mlU/L range 0.30 - 3.94 (test said tell patient normal)
Serum T4 13.6 pmol/L range 12.30 - 20.20pmol/L
Serum B12 771 ng/L range 197.00 - 771.00 ng/L
Serum ferritin 24 ug/L range 13.00 - 150.00ug/L
I have B12 jabs every 12 weeks, by 11 weeks I am ready for my next jab but the doctors refuse to give it until exactly 12 weeks. I take Vit D supplements and folic acid tablets(with dinner). I am so fed up feeling unwell and wanting to sleep all the time. I used to go to the gym 4 times a week and felt exhausted during the classes and yawned the whole way through. My weight gain keeps being put down to menopause and age, yet even with a healthy diet and exercise i do not lose a single pound. I try not to eat gluten where ever possible. Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated.