I am currently taking 100 Levo daily. I have been suffering from almost daily headaches for a year now. On top of that I have become depressed, lethargic and having problems sleeping. It could simply be that I'm worrying about the headaches, or aged 49, female hormones, but through this site, saw the recommendation to have a thorough Thyroid check through Medichecks. These are the results and comments from their Doctor but I would be happy for others to comment please. They note my free T3 is the only test that is under range. To lower my TSH also would that mean increasing or decreasing my daily Levo?
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 3.94 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.20
FREE THYROXINE 17.6 pmol/L 12.00 - 22.00
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 96.6 nmol/L 59.00 - 154.00
FREE T3 *2.54 pmol/L 3.10 - 6.80
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY <10 IU/mL 0.00 - 115.00
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES 29 IU/mL 0.00-34.00
VITAMIN B12 290 pmol/L 140.00 - 724.00
FOLATE (SERUM) 8.01 ug/L 2.91 - 50.00
CRP - HIGH SENSITIVITY 0.5 mg/l 0.00 - 5.00
FERRITIN 139 ug/L 13.00 - 150.00
We note that you are taking this test to monitor your thyroid disorder. Apart from this, you report suffering from primary biliary cholangitis and depression.
Your thyroid stimulating hormone is in the upper half of the normal range. Some people who are taking thyroxine feel better when their thyroid stimulating hormone is maintained in the lower half of the normal range. If you are experiencing symptoms of an underactive thyroid (tiredness, weight gain, mood problems, hair/skin problems) then I recommend that you discuss this result further with your GP.
You have normal levels of thyroxine and a slightly low Free T3. I recommend that you see your GP with these results.
Your antibody levels are within normal limits and so an autoimmune condition of the thyroid is not detected.
Your levels of vitamin B12 and folate are normal.
Your CRP level is normal, suggesting low levels of inflammation within the body.
Your ferritin level is normal indicating healthy iron stores.