I was diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia and hypothyroidism on July 2017.
Serum ferritin 6.8 (13-150)
Serum free t4 11.9 (12-22)
Serum tsh 4.95 (0.27-4.2)
I was given iron infusions to treat anemia. I was told that my thyroid is borderline so I don't need treatment for that. After iron infusion I got worst than ever before, severe fatigue, foggy head, short of breath, muscle weakness, light headed. I was housebound. At the end of August, GP put me on 25mcg of levothyroxine and blood test done after 2 months.
Free t4 14.7
Antibodies : Negative (Don't know what test GP did, TPo I think)
Serum vit b12 551 (197-771)
Serum folate 18.5 (3.9-26.8)
Serum ferritin 64.1 (13-150)
ESR 12 (1-12)
I was told everything is normal. I should carry on with 25mcg Levo. But I wasn't feeling any better. I was sent back home twice saying you are fine. On Feb, finally one doctor agreed to do my blood test.
Free t4 15.5
Vit d 29
Levo increased to 50 mcg and vit d3 4000 units daily for 10 weeks.
April end 2018
Free t4 14
Tsh (forgot to ask)
Vit d 88 (normal so no more needed)
Wasn't feeling any better so levo increased to 100mcg. After increment, I have knee pain/weakness after simple exercise or short walk, short of breath, weakness...
Am I overmedicated? Does 50mcg increment at once hard to handle by our body?
My t3 is never tested
Doctors & receptionists at GP get furious if asked about the blood test level or print outs of blood results.