Hi, This site is fantastic. I’m so glad I’ve found it,
was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in February of this year, at that time my THS level was 146 and my T4 was 5.4. Which I know is seriously under active
I started of on gradual dose 50 then 75mg of Levothyroxine and am currently on 125mg. I’ve had a further visits to my doctor on the 11th of June as my symptoms were coming back. I had all the usual, lethargy, breaking nails, freezing hands and feet brittle hair tearful foggy brain, I had a blood test and my Dr said I was slightly overactive my results were THS 0.4 and my T4 was 125 but he would keep on 125mg
I’i made another appointment on Monday gone as my Hypo symptoms have gone worse, my nails, which have all split feel like they are coming away from the nail bed, I’ve started wearing socks to bed I’ve got brain fog and my heartbeat has been going down on a daily basis (I wear a Fitbit) going for a steady 74 to 58/60.
The receptionist called me yesterday to say the Doctor wanted to call be to discuss my results. She will call me this Friday. The receptionist told me my TSH was 0.8 and my T4 was 21.3. I’ve had all the other test for Iron, VitaminB12 etc etc and they’ve all come back clear.
My more raging recent hypo symptom started at the same time that I had a postmenopausal bleed after 4 years period free a month ago. I’m 53, I’ve had a biopsy and am waiting for the results. ( I’m wondering if the Bleed could have been linked to hypothyroidism)
I have a feeling based on these latest results that they are going to drop my dose and I cannot bear the thought . My body is screaming under active and my results are saying opposite. I’m at my wits end with the symptoms Im having.
My question is can I insist that I stay on 125 and can has anyone been successfully referred to a thyroid specialist on the NHS.
Doctors do not test T3