I'm so grateful for stumbling across this board and for people giving up their time to advise.
I'll try to keep it brief but a bit of background is important...
Diagnosed with Graves Disease 2003 which led to me deciding on radioactive iodine treatment in 2006. No medication until I noticed I was putting on weight, hair falling out, poor memory. Blood test done Jan 2018:
TSH 19.99 mu/L ( 0.35 - 4.94)
T4 9.2 pmol/L ( 9.0 - 19.0)
As TSH was high, I was prescribed 100mg daily levothyroxine
Symptoms of weight gain, problems with sleeping at night and constipation. I didn't have these problems before.
Blood test again March 2018:
TSH 0.95 mu/L ( 0.35 -4.94)
T4 13.3 pmol/L ( 9.0 - 19.0)
I have put on a total of 4 kg since Jan and even with dieting when I usually lose a lot of weight, it's not shifting.
Thanks to you lovely people on here, I asked my GP for all the recommended tests and was granted them all except T3. Love my GP already!
TSH, T4, TT4,TPO, TG, Vit D, Folate, Ferritin and B12.
Do you think I need the T3 to complete the picture? I told my GP I would have it done privately. If so, can anyone recommend a place where I can just have T3?
Also can anyone suggest, why I may have put on weight and if it's related to the thyroxine?
Once all results are through GP will refer to Endo. I'm going to choose one of the recommended NHS ones.