Hi all. This is my first time on a forum, ever, but am seeking some advice.
I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid at the age of 15 (21 years ago now!!) and have been on c.200/175mg of thyroxine for most of that time.
Last summer I had a blood test and my GP decided my TSH was too low (0.01 I recall) and started to reduce my dose which they continued to do and I am now on 125mg.
As a result of this, over the last 8/9 months I have again started to suffer the symptoms of hypothyroidism (I won’t bore you with them - you know what they are!!). Now my GP does routinely check FT4 and FT3 but my research tells me they should and thus I have asked for that at my recent visit as I am in complete dispair. The results came back as follows:
They confirmed this was normal. From my symptoms and from what I have read, I disagree as the FT4 is at the lower end of the range and the FT3 I think is below? Which makes me think they are disregarding this result completely.
Now I am not 100% sure what the ranges are that the NHS use, so any advice on that would be welcomed, but also any thoughts on these results? I am due to see the doc later this week and want to go armed with reasons why these are not ‘normal’ and that I need my medication increased.
I’ve waffled, sorry, but any thoughts/advice would be appreciated!