About 3 months ago I posted the following test results after being on 100mcg Levo for one year.
TSH - 0.01 (0.27 - 4.20) - LOW
T4 total - 121.0 (66 - 181)
Free T4 - 31.10 (12.0 - 22.0) - HIGH
Free T3 - 4.59 (3.1 - 6.8)
The wise words of wisdom on here explained to me that this demonstrated poor T3 conversion & that rather than reducing my Levo, it would be better to increase it. The test above was also taken shortly after taking my Levo which I was also advised not to do for the next test.
So, I’m 3 months on now & have been on 125mcg Levo for a while. I’ve just got my last est blood tests back. They are much more sparse in info because they were done on the NHS (previous ones were private) & it’s the only info I’ve got. I was very careful to make sure I had my blood test done in the morning & took my Levo AFTER the blood draw this time. This meant I had taken 125mcg of Levo approx. 26 hours before the blood draw. My results were as follows which my doctor told me over the phone:
TSH - it was apparently off the scale & was 0.00 something.... He said the Oxford lab have red flagged this as over medicated.
T4 - 19.5
T3 - 4
I’m not sure if anything has gone in the right direction or not, whether I’m over medicated or not & if I should be surprised by these results since I left a gap of 26 hours before the test. I’m worried about the implicactions to my health if I’m over medicated. My GP is very supportive as I showed him the research that was suggested following my first set of results & he totally gets it. However, he does think we need to keep an eye on my results & re-test in 4 weeks time. He is happy for me to continue on 125mcg for the time being but I’m wondering if I’m not over medicated or need to think about trying T3 again.....T3 has always personally made me feel extremely hypo & ill.
Any words of wisdom greatly appreciated, always feeling lost about all this & worried about doing the right thing for my body.
Thank you so much anyone & everyone