Hello everybody. I haven't posted on here for a while, though I still dip in quite regularly to read and learn. I had a hemi thyroidectomy three years ago. My doctor prescribes 75mg levo, but I take Thyroid S - 2tablets daily, instead.
I've just had my annual blood test and the doctor has asked me to go in to see him to discuss the results.
I would appreciate any comments on these results - what do you think he is seeing, and what might he be going to suggest? Forewarned is forearmed, as they say.
tsh 0.28 mu/l (0.30 - 6.00)
Free T4 7.8 pmol/L (10.4 -24.5)
Free T3 3.3 pmol/L (3.0 - 7.1)
Serum Ferritin 74 ug/L (10 - 291)
Serum Vit B12 775 (160 - 1000)
Serum Folate 10.3 ug/L (3.0 - 20.0)
Vitamin D 60 nmol/L no range given, but states that more than 50 is sufficient for almost the whole population.
I would say that for the most of the past year I have felt reasonably well - though to be fair, I think that I have really just begun to accept a new normal, that is not really good enough. I can see that all of the results are showing a significant drop from last year, when they were all higher - towards, or at, the top of the range. A year ago I was at last starting to lose some of the weight that has been put on since my thyroid became a problem. All that weight has come back on.
Plantar fasciitis and trigger finger both disappeared when I increased my dose of Thy-S, But the plantar fasciitis still comes occasionally when I overdo things. I have found that if I take extra Thy-S on days that I know I will be particularly busy - it does seem to prevent it.
I have almost forgotten the last time I had brain fog, so I think that it was wheat causing the problem - not thyroid.
I do still get very tired, and recently I have been very depressed.
A new, and very painful problem (just the last couple of months) is cold, cold feet!! Not all the time. From about three in the afternoon I find that, although I don't feel generally cold - my ankles and feet are painfully cold. As if I'm standing in ice cold water!
I would so appreciate some thoughts on this.
And thank you for reading this far - I was only going to write a brief post.