Morning everyone, I am hoping for a bit of advice. I am 33 years old, female and I was diagnosed with underactive thyroid about 3 months ago. I currently take 50mcg levothyroxine.
The underactive thyroid results were found on a routine blood test after I had increasing symptoms for about 4 months before. I was sleeping a lot during the day, had zero libido, dry skin, feeling cold all the time, irregular and heavy periods, muscle weakness, anxiety, depression, looking ill and pale. My results showing underactive at the end of March 2018 were
TSH 56 (0.2 – 4.2)
FREE T4 10.4 (12 – 22)
I was immediately prescribed levothyroxine at 25mcg and then increased to 50mcg 6 weeks later.
So my new results after 25mcg in May 2018 are now
TSH 4.25 (0.2 – 4.2)
FREE T4 17.2 (12 – 22)
FREE T3 3.9 (3.1 – 6.8)
ANTI TPO ANTIBODY 341 (<34)
And my endocrinologist has said my results actually don't look too bad because my TSH has gone down and my FT4 is higher in range which is exactly where he wants it to be. I am planning for pregnancy and so he does want my TSH to be about 2.5 which it isn't, and he hasn't commented on my FT3 or TPO antibody result. My GP has commented on my FT3 result saying it is only just in range.
I do have more symptoms like joint pain, flatulence, constipation, periods becoming more scanty, weight gain, and puffy eyes.
Time to change endos?