Hi everyone, I'm just recovering from a rather nasty respiratory infection had a course of antibiotics. Had my bloods done (gp) on Friday and got the results in on Saturday my tsh has gone up to 8.1 ( range 0.2 - 4.0) they didn't test anything else ( though they were supposed to test cholesterol) I have hashimotos. On 100/125 Levo alternate days. This was increased last august on my request as tsh was 2.6 and I felt rather ill.
Doctor wants me to see him but before I do I thought I had read somewhere that infection can cause tsh to rise. If this can happen I am hoping to just ask for a retest say in 6 weeks before changing my medication again. Can anyone confirm that infection can cause a raise? I could also be in a hashi swing too I guess, but would my tsh drop again once that settled?
Thank you in advance for any help