Help I’m so confused.
Jan tsh 4.1 has been on 25mcg for 10 years, so upped dose to 50mcg and was in this dose for about 4 weeks. I have been feeling awful. No energy, extreme fatigue etc. May I add that I was feeling awful before hand hence going to the doctor, seeing my tsh was too high and adjusting meds to 50mg.
I’m gluten free and dairy free and eat really well- no refined sugar etc.
I have just received these medicheck results and am now totally confused. My tsh is below 1 and my t3 is above range. Doctors notes say:
“I have noted your past medical history, medications, lifestyle information and concerns. In particular, you are on levothyroxine for underactive thyroid and have been stable on this for some time.
Your thyroid stimulating hormone is low whilst you have high levels of thyroxine and T3. This suggests that your dose of levothyroxine is too high. If you are free of symptoms of an overactive thyroid then you may prefer to repeat the test in three months to assess the trend. If you are experiencing symptoms then you should discuss this result with your GP.
Having very low levels of thyroid stimulating hormone for several years has been associated with the development of osteoporosis. If your thyroid stimulating hormone always tends to be substantially below the normal range then it may be worth discussing with your GP whether a bone density scan is advised to monitor for the development of osteoporosis. You do not need to worry about the occasional low reading, only if you get repeated very low levels.
Your thyroglobulin antibodies are positive. This can be associated with autoimmune thyroid disease and in particular Hashimoto’s disease.
Your thyroid peroxidase antibodies are elevated. This antibody is commonly associated with autoimmune thyroid disease. It is frequently seen in conditions such as Hashimoto’s disease (where the thyroid becomes underactive)”
Please help me understand this. Tsh was too high so I upped dose. Now everything seems off the scale and I can’t understand why I’m so ill. Still awaiting vitamin levels and have endo app on Friday.