Hi All ..
a few months ago I got a blood test result sating TSH 5.5 .. so, my gp upped my dose from 125mcg to 150mcg levo per day ..
it seems to have done the trick .. my TSH from blood test by medichecks says 0.5 now.. so awesome .. BUT ..
The medichecks doctor interpreting my results said
"I am also pleased to report that your thyroid hormones are normal as are your thyroid antibodies revealing no evidence of autoimmune thyroid disease"
so.. I always presumed or thought I had some autoimmune.. cant remember where I got the idea from .. but I have had this for 25 years or so .. so - back in the day.
I understand (correct me if im wrong) around 90% of people with underactive thyroid have hashimotos? so I am in the 10% ? So .. why do other people have underactive thyroid please? Is this something I can find out?
Also .. my notes said "Your folate is towards the lower end of normal. I recommend increasing your intake of folate rich foods such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, asparagus, peas, chickpeas and brown rice. " - I have bought a supplement from amazon of bvitamins with folate ..
that ok you think?
Other than that .. U think things r looking good? I do have some other health issues, so its a great relief all this seems to have come back looking good.