Hello! I am new here but have decided to post because I need help decoding my lab results.
Bit about me...I am 24, female, and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism Jan 2017 after significant (and sudden) weight gain despite healthy, active lifestyle. I was a zombie--could sleep 14+ hours a night AND nap and still be tired.
In Jan 2017 was put of 50mcg levothyroxine and then increased to 75mcg in Oct 2017 after high TSH.
I was tested on 16 Jan 2018 and my results were:
TSH 0.16mU/L normal range 0.3-4.2mU/L
Free T4 23.4pmol/L normal range 12-22pmol/L
**My GP said that I needed to lower my levothyroxine dose back to 50 mcg since I am showing HYPER on the lab tests...however I was still HYPO symptomatic. I argued with her and kept my 75mcg in addition to requesting antibodies/free T3 testing.**
SO...as of 14 March 2018 my results are:
TSH 3.02mU/L normal range 0.3-4.2mU/L
Free T4 21.5pmol/L nornal range 12-22pmol/L
Free T3 3.9pmol/L normal range 3.1-6.8pmol/L
Thyroid peroxidase Abs 371IU/mL normal range 0-34IU/mL
It is important to note that I am still struggling to lose weight (if not, gaining even..ugh) despite exercising 4 times a week for 2+ hours (weightlifting, running), and very healthy 1500 calorie diet (eggs, spinach, chicken breast, no sugar or refined carbs, gluten free).
Some days I am dragging my a** around barely energized enough to make myself food, other days I wake up naturally at 7am and am so productive and energetic (quite like my old self).
Do I need a dosage change? Do I need to see a specialist? Someone help me please!!