My name is Penny and I was diagnosed with graves disease in September 2017 with T4 levels at 42 (9-24) and thryroid Receptor Antibody at 3.6 (0 - 1.9) . I was put on 20mg Carbimazole which was reduced to 10mg at the end of December when my T4 was down to 13.6. I started to have trouble sleeping just as my T4 levels were coming down to the normal range and the doc ( a different one than normal) took a range of bloods last week to check what was going on. I have never had trouble sleeping before. I am normally fit and healthy. I have a good diet and exercise regularly. I am normal weight although on the lighter side.
My blood results are given below. The only result my normal doc commented on when he rang and left me a phone message on was the T4 and TSH. He told me to stay on the 10mg per day and have a further test for T4 and TSH in a month.
The results on 24/01/2018 were:
T4 16.3 (9-24)
TSH 0.02 (0.34 - 5.4)
Heamaglobin 150 (118 - 148)
White cells 3.9 (4.0 -11.0)
Lymphocytes 1.3 (1.5 - 4.0)
Alk Phos 134 (30-130)
Vit B12 552 (> 200)
Serum folate 19.2 (>2)
Ferratin 45 (30 - 480)
Plasma viscosity 1.52 (1.5 - 1.72)
I haven't listed everything - ony what I think is most relevant or things that seem particularly high or low. Can any one give me any idea of what it all means and why I am struggling to sleep? Should I be alarmed at all?