I've just phoned the GP's for my test results - the note he put was to not increase dose and test in 3? months time (I can't remember) I have an appointment on Thursday to ask for 'more please' Please can you help me prepare a strategy? or have I got to accept the CFS label?
the results are:
TSH: 0.17 (0.35 - 3.5)
T4 : 13 (8-21)
T3: 4.1 (3.8 -8)
I do feel improved since we have had this lovely hot weather (perhaps I'm a lizard!) but still can't do a full day of normal life and know that once things cool I will feel bad again. I feel as though I am being kept from reaching my potential of normal life.
I also struggle to keep Ferritin above 30 so will also bring this in to the appointment.
I hate having my neck touched, even necklaces are unpleasant to wear.
I read about the pinch test - I gave myself small bruises trying to pinch the skin have tried the Achilles reflex - my adult son did it and said first tap it was normal and then it slowed on subsequent taps.
I have a fast resting heart rate (80+) which has been so all my life, after some light housework it rose to 127 perhaps this is linked to the iron? BP is really good.(like a teenagers according to GP recently) but am worried to mention it in case he reduces the levo.
I feel so anxious that GP will just look at TSH and say everything else is in range so "the computer says no" and don't know what to do next.
I know someone posted on here (to someone else) about a medical test that can be done to prove that TSH is not reliable in a specific individual - something about giving a trigger produced by the amygdala (perhaps) that causes TSH to be produced and they test the before and after TSH. Can any one enlighten me as I cant find it again.