Im currently taking 25mcg of Levothyroxine as prescribed by my GP. My results are as follows:
January 2017 - TSH 1.9 mIU/L, Thyrglob antibodies 244 IU/mL, Thy Perox antibodies 80 IU/mL.
31/07/17 - TSH 1.16 mIU/L, Free T4 21.7 pmol/L, Free T3 3.8 pmol/L.
15/02/18 - TSH 2.38 mIU/L, Free T4 19.9 pmol/L, Free T3 3.88 pmol/L, Thyrglob antibodies <10 IU/mL, Thy Perox antibodies 21.4 IU/mL
After taking the levo prescription and making lifestyle interventions(diet,minerals, exercise etc) my symptoms(tiredness, feeling cold, underweight, hair loss, brain fog) are still persisting. I believe symptoms will resolve when my Free T3 has been optimized. I informed my GP I pay to have Free T3 levels checked and that they are low, and he denied it having to do with the cause of symptoms and will not adjust my medication.
I have purchased liothronine online and have started to take 12.5mcg with the levo, after the most recent results above. May I ask anyone reading this post if this is the best way to approach the matter discussed, or suggest an alternative based on the info I have posted please? I really need the help.
Reference Range, Optimal Reference Range
TSH - 0.4-5.5 IU/L, 0.5-2 IU/L,
Free T4 - 9-23 pmol/L, 15-23 pmol/L
Free T3 - 3-7 pmol/L, 5-7 pmol/L
TPO Antibodies - <35 IU/m, <2 IU/m
TG Antibodies - <35 IU/m, <2 IU/m