I'm new here. I was diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism in December '17 by a private ENT who I was seeing for sinusitis. My antibodies were very high, TSH was just over 6 and my free T4 low - I don't have a print out of these. My Mum was also hypo as is my brother.
I was initially put on 25 micrograms of Levo which was increased 10 weeks later to 50 micrograms. TSH reduced to just over 4 from 6 but Free T4 had little change. I've just been back today and as I'm feeling a bit better the specialist was keen to keep me on 50 micrograms however I'm still getting tired, struggling with my weight and having problem periods so she reluctantly increased me to 75 micrograms. Also, she said there is no change in my TSH or Free T4 from last time. I suspect this might be because I did the latest test first thing in the morning fasting with no Levo but the others in the afternoon after food and Levo. These are the results I have from 2 weeks ago (I managed to get a print out this time):
Free T4 = 14.49 (12.0 - 22.0)
TSH = 4.670 (0.270 - 4.200)
Free T3 = 4.4 (3.1 - 6.8)
My ferritin has been stubbornly low at around 6 for over a year but I started a new liquid iron and b vitamin supplement which I feel is working much better and I'll get it tested again soon.
I've been taking liquid supplements of selenium, zinc, vit c, vit d, folic acid, a powder myo-insitol and a magnesium spray. I feel these have made a big difference to my health.
I've been tested for gluten and inflammatory bowel and all came back as clear. I eat very little processed / junk food. I've switched to eating more good quality protein which gives me a lot more energy. I was experiencing constipation and stomach aches but this is mostly cleared now thanks to magnesium and stopping the antibiotics I was taking for the sinusitis which has thankfully gone.
I've had my thyroid scanned and this showed it is slightly smaller than normal but I was told there was nothing to worry about.
I'm just wondering if I need to give it time or if I should switch to a private endo who will hopefully know a bit more? I am fortunate to have private health insurance from my employer.
Sorry for the essay. Thank you for reading if you've got this far!