Hi Folks, this is my first post on the forum but have reading posts and have learnt valuable information since joining last month - thanks, its great to feel I am not alone. I no longer consider that I am lucky, quite the opposite - it always feels like a battle to get doctors to agree to anything or to do proper tests.
I was diagnosed as Hypo in Apr 13, and I actually used to consider myself lucky that I managed to get 25mcg of Levo with a TSH of 5.13 (0.27-4.20) and T4 13 (12.0-22.0) given the guidelines for medication but that was due to insisting that as every female member of my family had under-active thyroid and mother also had PA, then it was better treating me before I got worse. My next test was Jun 13 TSH was 2.77 (0.27-4.20) no T4 carried out dose increased to 50mcg.
Next test not until Dec 14 TSH 1.29 (0.27-4.20) no T4 - meds remained the same. No other bloods taken until I asked for test in Jan 16 as all symptoms returned and was asking for meds to be increased. again only TSH was tested 3.05 (0.27-4.20) and increased to 75mcg.
In May 16 I again asked for meds to be increased as no improvement in symptoms only TSH 4.69 (0.27-4.20) tested increased to 100mcg. Have remained on this until Nov 17 when symptims returned. TSH 0.24 (0.27-4.2) Free T4 26.9 (12-22) this resulted in doctor stating they would reduce my meds as being over medicated. I had various symptoms so I was shocked that this was the results and admit to being confused as to why I was feeling the way I was but bloods indicated I should be ok. I decided that I would seek a private referral and I am due to see Endo next week, It was then that I started researching your site and discovered that I should not have taken my meds just before blood was drawn. So as I was now wiser, I ordered a set of bloods and results are below. My questions are: Any oinions/advice as to why I am still feeling unwell and is there anything I should particularly ask the Endo to do next week. I have noted that my Vit D is low but unlike many other post my ferritin is actually too high.
Many thanks in advance for replies given.
TSH 0.30 mIU/L (0.27 - 4.2)
T4 14.7 pmol/l (12.0 - 22.0)
FREE T3 3.8 pmol/L (3.1 - 6.8)
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 93 nmol/L (59 – 154)
Thyroglobulin Antibody 26.8 IU/mL (0-115)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 10.3 IU/mL (0 – 34)
Vitamin B12 273 pg/ml (197 – 771)
Folate (serum) 12.7 ug/L > 2.9
FERRITIN 212 ug/L (13 - 150 ) Optimum level for females : >27 ug/L
C Reactive protein 1.8 mg/L <5.0
25 OH Vitamin D 33 nmol/L (50 – 200)