Thank you in advance to anyone who reads this and can help me. I thought that due to thryoidectomy and a long period of rest and recuperation that life would finally seem a whole lot better! I saw enocrinologist early December and got my results yesterday which have totally confused me! (Also, I am taking 100mg Levothyroxine since surgery plus some cancer was found but was within the margins so no need for any further treatment)...so, I was keen to have my T3 tested more than anything as GP is not able to ask for this any longer (in Scotland) and the results are as follows:
TSH 0.25 (range 0.4-4.0)
T4 19.4 (range 9.8-18.8)
T3 0.7 (range 2.3-6.1)
parathyroid 4.2 (range 1.5-7.6)
The Endocrinologist goes on to say that my T3 is within the normal range!! Am I losing my mind or would anyone see that the numbers just don't "add up?"
I discussed the T3 issues that are hitting the press and she said at the consultation that if it was not within range that she could not prescribe T3 any longer (which I already knew!) but I am unsure why she has said that it is "within the normal range!"
I have tried to contact her but have had no joy so far today. Will keep trying but in the meantime, has anyone else had this issue?
P.S. I continue to struggle to lose weight despite seeing a nutritionist and following a sensible "adrenal support diet" and keeping my blood sugar balanced.
I feel very despondent as I feel I have like many people here, been through a lot already. Any help/similar stories or advice would be great,thank you so much.