This is probably going into too much detail but below are test results from April 2016 when I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Started on 5mg of Carbimazole in May 2016
TSH <0.01 Range 0.3 - 5
Free T4 25.4 12- 22
August 2016 must have had tests while in hospital, for other pretty major problems, as letter from endocrinologist said T3 levels were okay. No copy of test results.
TSH <0.01 0.3 - 5
Free T4 14.9 12 - 22
March 2017 New reference range from January for TSH
TSH 0 .02 0.27 - 4.2
Free T4 12.7 12 - 22
Serum alkaline phosphatase 112 35 - 104
TSH 0.03 0.27 - 4.2
Free T4 12.5 12 - 22
Free T3 4.2 (not showing range on copy I have)
Vit D 157
November 2017 had thyroid scan. Told I had toxic nodular goitre and advised to have radio iodine treatment. Thyroid antibodies negative. March 2018 had biopsy which showed benign so not sure why I need the RIT, especially as I was told I should have it even before the biopsy was performed.
Hydroxy Vit D (D2 & D3) 159.2
Alkaline phosphatase 106 35 - 104
Neutrophil 7.32 2 - 7
Mean blood cell volume 100 76 - 98
(have various blood clotting disorders - on Warfarin)
Monocytes count 0.97 02 - 08
End February told to increase Carbimazole to 10 mg every other day and also to stop taking Vit D as my level was too high. I had been taking Vit D with calcium for osteoporosis. Had previously been taking alendronic acid for approximately 10 years so came off of those last year as they should not be taken for that length of time without a break between. So now I'm not getting any vitamin D and one of the problems with hyperthyroidism is osteoporosis. Did have a Vit D test last week (after leaving off for 2 months) so maybe result will show I can restart.
April 2018 had further tests but when I called for result was told "stable". Seeing endo on Thursday so should know more then. Did have test early morning and fasted so maybe that wasn't such a good idea if I'm hyper.
Have checked Thyroid UK tick sheet for hyper and hypo and have more than double the symptoms for hypo than hyper. Don't actually feel ill, mainly weakness, breathless and tremors and voice problems. Don't know where I stand now but don't want to become hypo if I have radio iodine treatment (having read how ill so many people feel - or is that Hashimoto's?).
Am also on anti epilepsy medication.
April 2018 referred to A & E re breathing problems and chest pains. (Have previously had DVT and pulmonary embolisms). Dr is referring me to practice clinic for spirometry and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) clinic.
I am a 72 year old female but the above probably makes me seem like a wizened old woman, which, I can assure you I am not. Until a couple of years ago I seemed to be the healthiest among our group of friends then suddenly everything was thrown at me.
Should have mentioned no results anywhere for Ferratin or Folate.
Grateful for your advice. Thank you.