I recently had my bloods completed and posted the following results:
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 0.358 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.20
FREE THYROXINE 18.8 pmol/L 12.00 - 22.00
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 100.0 nmol/L 59.00 - 154.00
FREE T3 4 pmol/L 3.10 - 6.80
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY *547.000 IU/mL 0.00 - 115.00
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES*334 IU/mL 0.00 - 34.00
ACTIVE B12 75.400 pmol/L 25.10 - 165.00
FOLATE (SERUM) 7.74 ug/L 2.91 - 50.00
VITAMIN D *30.8 nmol/L 50.00 - 200.00
I have started taking Vit D, and also cutting gluten from my diet. I take 100mcg Levo a day, and I'm also taking Selenium as someone commented that it may help the excessive antibodies.
I have a NHS blood test due next week, and will take the results above to my doctor. However in order for me to be more prepared, can you advise what I should be asking for from my doctor, if anything at all?
I also would really like to know how I can control my weight fluctuations? Its excessive! Two years ago once I was initially put onto Levo at 125mcg a day, I joined slimming world and lost 3.5 stone in 6 months. I re-gained around 1.5 stone so I re-joined again at the beginning of this year, and have managed a measly 4lb all year. By the end of last year I was gaining around quarter of a pound a day! Last week I stuck to it rigidly, whilst removing the gluten and I gained two pounds. Its so demotivating to be cutting out anything that's remotely nice to eat and drink and getting zero results.
Like many of you, I live everyday with symptoms, and can't believe that this is the best my life can be! If hypothyroidism doesn't give you depression, the general feeling of being beaten by this will!
Thankyou for your help, its much appreciated! Any advice would be gratefully received.