Hello, I am new to the site. Could anyone help me to understand my symptoms and results please. I am female and I was diagnosed hypothyroid when I was 25. I have been on Levothyroxine since then. I am currently 33. My dose is 50mcg.
Constipation, swollen ankles which has only just come on, sudden weight gain, have suddenly gone from 56.1kg to 56.9kg within a day, loss of appetite, tiredness, pale skin, bruising on legs, flaky nails, aches and pains. My thyroid gland has grown in size but goes down on its own. The last time this happened was 4 years ago. Ultrasound scan in 2015 showed thyroid gland enlarged but if thyroid gland did not make my neck swell up back then I really don't know what to think or if I should see a different endo. Endo says he does not understand my results going up and down. Am I right to worry about his way of thinking if he doesn't know what is happening to my levels. Also been getting sweats, will this indicate dose reduction? And no idea what antibody levels mean. Thankyou
Thyroid function test - GP comments - satisfactory
! TSH 4.26 mIU/L (0.2 - 4.2)
Free T4 17.2 pmol/L (12 - 22)
Free T3 3.2 pmol/L (3.1 - 6.8)
! Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies 840.5 IU/mL (0 - 34 negative)
! Thyroglobulin antibodies 255.3 IU/mL (0 - 115 negative)