Hello, I’m new here.. I was wondering what opinions others may have on my situation.
I have been suffering from many of hypothyroidism symptoms for the last 6 years (weight gain and it's very hard to lose weight ,fatigue, hair loss , dry skin and hair, constipation, depression, muscle and joint pain, poor memory & concentration..). I've consulted many doctors and was told that my lab tests were within the normal ranges and that I should eat less and exercise more...
I had some tests at June 2017 and the results were also within the normal range:
TSH 2.67 ulU/ml ( Ref range: 0.35 - 4.94)
Free T4 0.83 ng/dL (Ref range: 0.7 - 1.48)
Free T3 2.61 pg/mL (Ref range: 1.71 - 3.71)
However, the doctor prescribed me Levothyroxine 50mcg because of the symptoms I had and told me I'll try it for a year. If I feel better then I'll continue using it forever, otherwise I should stop it and my symptoms will not be related to the thyroid.
I felt better only for about 3 months, and noticed some improvement (specially fatigue,weight and hair loss).
I had new tests a few days ago, and the results were:
TSH 2.14 ulU/ml ( Ref range: 0.35 - 4.94)
Free T4 0.86 ng/dL (Ref range: 0.7 - 1.48)
Free T3 2.5 pg/mL (Ref range: 1.71 - 3.71)
reverse T3 15 ng/dL (Ref range: 8-25)
TPO 1.48 IU/ml (Ref range: less than 5.6)
Anti Thyroglobulin Abs 100.82 IU/ml (Ref range: less than 4.11)
The doctor told me I should stop the Levothyroxine since I don't feel better and that my tests are normal.
Can anyone tell me what to do next? If it's not my thyroid, what could it be??