Just thought i'd give you an update with my blood results after taking myself off thyroxine approx 5 weeks ago (and decreasing from 150mcg to 0 since March) - I have a partial thyroid, was convinced levo wasn't working and wanted to give my own thyroid a chance on its own... my bloods have come back
TSH 4.02 [0.35 - 5.5];
T4 15 [9-23];
T3 4.2 [3.5 to 6.5].
Now, my TSH is comparatively high - it was extremely suppressed at about 0.1 when i was on levo, but I would expect my TSH to be high given my body will be asking for thyroxine and my thyroid is having to produce its own for the first time in 10 years. The fact i'm still in 'normal' range is encouraging. I don't recall my previous T4 result, but i'm mid range and T3 is down a bit - that was up at 5 when I was at my highest dose, but i'm hoping over time that this will improve.
I've asked to speak to my doctor about these results - they came back as 'normal no action' which again was encouraging i guess, but clearly i'd like to discuss the fact these are 'off-meds' results with my GP. The fact i've gone from 150mcg levo to 0 with these results kind of confirms my suspicions that my body wasn't utilising the levo very effectively.
i'd be interested in everyone's thoughts.