Hi, this is my first post to this group so hello! I wonder if you can sort out my confusion for me.
Latest test results have come back from my Thyroid function test and are (as expected) abnormal.
TCH is 0.07
TSH is now detectable.
Just short of a year ago, I was first seen by my endocrine for hyperthyroidism. I was a bit surprised as apart from the rapid heart and tremors and the bloods - I was feeling more like my thyroid was under-active (tiredness, slight weight gain, hair loss and thinning etc).
Anyway, I have a family history of Graves and my Endo diagnosed this as the cause. My antibodies came back negative.
Prescribed carbimazole and propanalol. I took the carb at 20mg daily and preferred not to take the beta blocker as I also have low blood pressure.
Anyway, it made me feel awful and stopped taking it (made me want to sleep 18 hours a day!). I got a slap on the wrist from Endo for stopping and agreed to take at a lower dose. I did so for a while but again felt awful and put on over a stone. I tapered it off again and haven’t been so bad but heart rate is on the increase again.
Last months results showed a TCH of 13.5 and T4 at 0.02.
So, my question to you good people is - How bad are these results (sorry don’t have printout or FBC). And should I get myself back on carbimazole despite the fact that it makes me feel really unwell?
Next Endo appt is in September.