I recently had a private blood test done because I still feel unwell despite my GP's saying that my results are within range for Hypo. I'm on 50mcg Levo and have been since diagnosis 2/3 years ago. I was increased a few weeks ago to 75mcg because I practically begged, but felt worse so went back to 50mcg. I'm wondering if I had a boost of T3 if this would help. I feel tired, lacking energy, breathless, often irritable, overweight, nausea, swing between constipation or being very loose. Until these private results I didn't know that my antibodies were high, indicating Hashimoto's which I hadn't been told by my GP. My private results are as follows: Blood taken on 27 Aug 2017. I didn't realise that it was best not to take my Levo or eat so I don't know how it affects the results.
TSH 1.44 0.27 - 4.20 mlU/L
T4 Total 103.0 64.5 - 142.0 nmol/L
Free T4 17.40 12 - 22 pmol/L
Free T3 3.39 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs H381.0 <34 kl/UL
Anti- Thyroidglobulin Abs H623 <115
My previous annual result from GP taken 1 June 2017 was as follows in it's totality.
Serum TSH level - FC8003) - Normal 1.94 mu/L 0.27 4.20mu/L
TFT's indicate appropriate T4 replacement therapy.
I am not sure what any of this means but would welcome any opinions and advice.
I am seeing my GP later this afternoon to ask his opinion on having some T3 either from him or to purchase myself to see if it makes any difference.
Thank you in advance