Hello everyone.. I could really do with some help wading through all the information Ive finally got about my condition. Many thanks in advance for reading this
A little bit of background - originally diagnosed and prescribed thyroxine in 1990 - Ive been given this increasing amounts ever since. Two years ago an endocrinologist diagnosed me with Hashimotos and bumped up the thyroxine to 350mg per day.
In January my total inability to lose any weight despite following strict Slimming World rules and exercising daily made me finally realise that I actually need to take my condition seriously and to start understanding what is going on. In addition, for the last year or so I ache all over - sometimes so much that I cant get out of bed. Im constantly fatigued but cant sleep.
I researched the condition and went back to my doctor insisting that something be done - that I could not see how I could live with feeling so awful every single day.
Id read on forums that sometimes a lack of T3 can mean that the thyroxine is not working so I requested that the doctor carried out a full blood test ..
Following the test the doctor has raised my thyroxine to 400mg per day and also prescribed Sodium Liothyronine 10 micrograms per day....
I have the results but would really appreciate some kind of insight into what they mean and how the drugs will help/affect me
Serum free T4 level - 17.7pmol/L
Serum free triiodothyronine 4pmol/L
Serum TSH level 7.5mU/L High asssuming full compliance and no recent change in thyroxine doseresults indicate underreplacement. Original result 7.5 mU/L (0.35-5.0)
Vitamin D - 93nmol/L
Are the more tests that I should have asked for (they may be on the huge list of results from the blood taken - Ive identified these as most obvious/recognisable)
Any help with this would be very, very gratefully received.