I am new to the Health unlocked for Thyroid information, so hello.
I have been on 125mcg Levothyroxine happily for 10 years. Last year became ill with another autoimmune disease called granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) which affected my kidneys (kidneys dropped to 6% functioning and now back up to between 40 - 47%. I have cyclophosphamide (cancer drug) for 10 cycles and plasma exchanges for 7 cycles to help get the disease under control.
My latest thyroid blood tests for free T4 is 18.8 and TSH 4.7 - I note that the range when being treated with drugs is 0.5 - 2.5, so the latter TSH is higher than it should be. Am I looking at needing the levothyroxine increasing? I am due for another test in 2 weeks and see my consultant who is coordinating care for me for the GPA, so I need to be on the ball with my questions.
Thank you for your help in finding answers.