I would greatly appreciate some advice please. I've been prescribed Levothyroxine after consulting a private doctor at a clinic specialising in bio identical hormone treatment to help deal with menopause symptoms. Along with hot flashes, I have been suffering with fatigue and anxiety for some time. The results relating to the thyroid tests were:
TSH 4.49 mIU/L Ref. Range 0.27 - 4.2
Free T3 4.5 pmol/L Ref.Range 3.1 - 6.8
Free Thyroxine 16.0 pmol/l Ref. Range 12,0 - 22.0
Thyroglobulin Antibody 23.1 Method used for Anti-Tg: Rochel Modular IU/mL ( 0 - 115)
Thyroid Peroxiidase Antibodies 10.6 Method used for Anti-TPO: Roche Modular IU/mL (0 - 34)
I am taking just 25 mcg a day and I'm 54 years old. I am wondering if someone can tell me if I'm just nudging into the range for making Levothyroxine necessary? I'm asking because, according to my NHS GP, there is nothing wrong with my thyroid. I'm a bit confused and due to see my private doctor again soon. Obviously, I don't want to be taking unnecessary medicine but I have found that despite an awful initial period, I am feeling better overall. Body temperature is much better, better mindset, better sleep and less brain fog.