Just found this forum and hoping someone might be able to help answer my questions.
In August I had my thyroid levels checked as I was feeling exhausted, my free T4 was 37, T3 was 12 pmol and TSH 0.01. I had a baby in April and was referred to an endocrinologist who said I had post natal hyperthyroidism and to monitor it over the following 3 months to determine if it was going to develop into graves or not.
It's just been retested earlier this week and TSH is the same level at 0.01 but Serum T4 has now fallen to 16.8. My GP prescribed me propranolol, beta blockers, to take... but as I'm no longer feeling jittery and my resting heart rate is around 65 bpm and normal blood pressure (I have a fitbit and blood pressure monitor at home!) I've stopped taking them.
Can anyone offer any advice, is that fall in T4 a good, or bad thing? What is the difference between free T4 and serum t4, are they the same things?! Should I still be taking the propranolol just in case? Am I doing my heart harm by not taking it somehow?!
Any advice appreciated, so far only managed to see the endocrinologist once so want to try and track my progress myself just in case I'm heading into a bad situation without even realising it!!
Thanks for reading