Right before I start on this one I'm a fairly long time member of the board but I'm not around much because since being on NDT and supplementing T3 I'm getting on very well and tend to be able to gauge whether I'm over or under medication by how I feel, or so I thought. (currently taking 1 grain NDT & 25mcg T3)
I think I asked about this a while ago because of my new GP is way more hands on than my last and she's not happy with my levels even though she was until now happy for me to self medicate but yesterday I went for a routine TSH/T4 test and she and the lab were so alarmed they were back in touch with me by tea time about my abnormal results, I can't remember exactly what she said my levels were but TSH was in the 20's and T4 was low in range.
How can this be possible if I feel spot on? If my T3 is high in range do I need to be concerned about high TSH and low T4? I thought not as TSH is useless once on T3 and T4 only serves to be converted to T3 anyway?
She basically said she wants me back on levo, I adamantly refused stating I do not feel well on it and I feel fine as I am, I suggested maybe she should check my FT3 before we make any changes so she agreed and I'm going for another test tomorrow.
I will come back with my results with lab ranges when I get them, then hopefully you guys can help me make sense of whats going on.
I used to take supplements with biotin in them before but I stopped in case they were interfering with my results..
I guess what I'm wondering is, should I try to stick to what makes me feel well or should I be more concerned about this really high TSH and low T4 even if my FT3 is around the top of the range?
Maybe I need to take a little less T3 and a little more NDT to lower TSH and lift T4 but still hopefully keep my FT3 high?
I know this is just guess work for the moment till I get this next test done but I'm just trying to be ready for what she might come at me with if she gets in touch with me before I get chance to check my results on here?