I got my blood test results back from Blue Horizon, and they were pretty much what I expected. Positive for thyroid antibodies, which my GP refused to test for. I’ll post results below, and also some of my most recent bloods from GP taken in August. I’m wondering if it might be worthwhile trying to get NDT or T3, and also considering taking some vitamin supplements.
Blue Horizon -Nov 2017
Total T4 99 nmol/L (59-154)
TSH 4.93 mIu/L (0.27-4.2)
Free T4 17.1 pmol/L (12.0-22.0)
FreeT3 4.7 pmol/L (3.1-6.8)
Thyroglobulin antibody >4000.0 Iu/ml (0-115)
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies 117.0 Iu/ml (0-34)
From GP (Aug 2017):
Ferritin 43 ug/L (11.00-336)
Folate 7.4 ug/L (3.10-19.90)
B12 552 ng/L (187-883)
Vit D3 51 nmol/L (where 51-75 = adequate)
TSH result from GP in July 2017 was 3.96. My TSH has been going up steadily since May 2015 when it was 0.35 and they reduced my dosage because they said I was overmedicated. Had been on 200 mcg Levothyroxine. Dosage of levo reduced to 125/150 on alternate days. Started feeling symptomatic after a couple months, and asked for it to be raised a bit. Raised to 150 mcg levo. TSH May 2016 1.53, July 2017 3.96. Feeling very symptomatic and gaining weight, they refused to increase my dosage. Doctor concerned about heart problems if they increase it.
Tested positive for TTG in May 2016, but 2 biopsies after that have ruled out Coeliac disease. B12 was low in May 2016 and received a course of injections for it.
Considering supplementing with D3. already taking Turmeric.
Thanks for any advice or helpful comments!