Hi folks its been a while since i last posted. This time last year i saw the Dr as i was desperate to loose weight to lower my BMI to under 30 to be entitled to surgery to look into why i was not conceiving naturally, the Dr i saw is a locum and is what i feel to be a breath of fresh air in the thyroid dept. He upped my levo to 150mg and i lost a stone and a half by some miracle and so could have my surgery. On this dosage i felt great and so convinced my usual Dr to allow me to continue on this dosage. In September i had my op but have felt utterly rubbish since with being tired and having zero energy working a full day is hard enough without trying to throw going to the gym into the equation. The weight has stayed off but i am unable to loose any more and i seem to have become significantly hairy on my face which seems to be something to add to my list of never ending problems. I digress i managed to get in to see the helpful locum again and he suggested i have some bloods done which i shall post the results below. Bloods came back and by some miracle i got the locum again and he has suggested to put me on Liothyorine and stop my levo. At this point i am thinking fantastic praise the lord as i know many people fight for years for this result. So today after the chemist had much difficulty in ordering the meds i collected my T3 but there is no dosage on it i have 56 20mcg tabs. Do i take 2 a day? should they be taken at the same time or at different intervals? Asked my Drs receptionist but they said there was nothing on my notes other than to re-test T3 bloods in 3 weeks. I am really excited that these tabs are going to make me feel like a new woman but also scared that as soon as a feel good they will take them away from me.
recent bloods where
TSH receptor antibody level <0.4 U/L
thyroid peroxidase antibod lev 58kU/L
serum free T3 level 2.40 pmol/L
serum TSH level 0.37mU/L
serum free T4 level 14.8pmol/L
serum total cholesterol level 6.5 mmol/L
serum LDL cholesterol level 4.4 mmol/L
vitamin B12 527 ng/L
folate 4.5 ug/L
ferritin 28 ug/L
they dont appear to have done my vitamin D even though i requested it but i do take 2000 iu osteocap everyday prescribed by my endocrinologist a few years ago. Dr did mention to me once that they very rarely test vitamin D as its a very expensive blood test?!