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Advice please

Hello,

I have had an under active thyroid for 11 years and have happily been on 100mcg which has aliviated alot of my initial symptoms.

My doctor request yearly blood checks and last year my T4 spiked to 26!! So, I had to reduce my Levothyroxine to 50mcg, Checking my bloods every few months my TSH has stayed at 0.02 but my T4 has went from 15 (4 months ago) to 21 (2 months ago). Today I had bloods taken again and my results will be back within a few days.

Unfortunately, I don't feel too well....fatigued, sore joints and very dry, parched skin and a sore tongue!!

I can't work out the levels very well, Iv had the doctor explain it to me but it's just went right over my head! Do my levels look ok? Some advice would be much appreciated.

Thank you 😊

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Kooks,

TSH 0.02 with FT4 21 was fine a couple of months ago. Sounds as though you may be undermedicated now though. Post your results with the lab ref ranges (the figures in brackets after your results) in a new question and members will advise.

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The lab range is....

TSH (0.55 - 4.78)

T4 (10 -25)

I asked the nurse to write it down for me! Thanks for your reply Clutter 😊

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Kooks,

TSH 0.02 is suppressed but you were not over medicated because FT4 is within range.

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I felt fine on the higher dose of Levothyroxine.....Iv also put on 9lb in weight since reducing dose 5 months ago. Doesn't make sense to me but hopefully my results due back in a few days will give me a bit of back up so I can get the doctor to increase again. 😊

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When dose is too low weight can increase as metabolism is lowered instead of increased.

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Yes I thought that Shaws. First time in 11 years that Iv put on weight!

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Our body needs such a fine balance of hormones if we're well they should leave dose alone.

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I know as its us that has to deal with the rigours of life whilst going through the awful symptoms! 😨

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Hi folks,

Here are my results from my bloods on 18/1.....

TSH - 0.31

T4 - 17

Doctor said their normal. 😊

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