I am a 63 year old female and I'm new to this forum.
I have been hypothyroid for 22 years and still feeling unwell. I am always feeling tired and exhausted, with anxiety and feeling sleepy all the time. I have lost half of my hair on my scalp too, which worries me a lot. Sometimes my vision is also blurred and I feel breathless.
I’m currently taking 75mcg and 100mcg of Levothyroxine every other day. I also had palpitations and a new GP put me on 100mcg a day. At first, I had more energy on 100mcg, however, 8 weeks later the TSH on my blood test was 0.11 – down from 2.53 (Range 0.35 – 4.94mu/L). The GP then decided to change my dosage back to what it was (75/100mcg).
Last week I had a Medichecks – Thyroid check UltraVit blood test done and the Medichecks doctor report suggested that my thyroglobulin antibodies are positive and that this can be associated with auto-immune thyroid disease and in particular Hashimoto's disease.
I had my blood test last week at 8.30am on an empty stomach, fasting, and no thyroxine for 24 hours. Please see my blood test results below.
Free T4 - 19.9 pmol/L (Range: 12 pmol/L – 22 pmol/L)
TSH - 1.08 miu/L (Range: 0.27 miu/L – 4.2 miu/L)
Free T3 - 3.63 pmol/L (Range: 3.1 pmol/L – 6.8 pmol/L)
Vit. D - 57.6 nmol/L (Range: 50 nmol/L – 200 nmol/L)
Ferritin - 146 ug/L (Range: 13 ug/L – 150 ug/L)
B12 (Active) – 63.2 pmol/L (Range: 25.1 pmol/L – 165 pmol/L)
Folate – 8.27 ug/L (Range: 2.91 ug/L – 50 ug/L)
Thyroglobulin antibodies: 160 iu/mL (Range: 0 iu/mL – 115 iu/mL)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOAB) < 9.0 iu/mL (Range: 0 iu/mL – 34 iu/mL)
CRP: High Sensitivity (CRP-HS) 1.17 C-Reactive Protein (CRP) (Range: 0 mg/L – 5 mg/L)
Any help and suggestions are much appreciated,
Thank you very much.