Two months ago I have been finally prescribe T3 privately What a difference it has made to me. For years I have been back and forth to my GP not knowing what my problem has been. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos 12 years ago and given Levothyroxine but still I struggled through. I’ve just got my blood tests from years ago one in 2004. My T4 was 16.9 (7.86-14.41) and my TSH 4.6 (0.35-5.50). Also another in 2004 TSH 4.55 and T4 14.6. T3 never tested until last year. So even back in 2004 it would seem to me that my T3 was probably struggling then too. When I was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto in 2008 my TSH was 35.94(0.35-5.50) and my T4 was 8.9. (7.86-14.41). My GP kept sending me away saying I had depression but I knew I didn’t. I knew I had a problem as I was in a mess. It looks as though I may have had a conversion issue for many years and slowly got so bad I couldn’t walk or sit up and eventually lost my brilliant job
I just can’t believe that the NHS will not check T3 when it has such devastating effects on people Even now I’m privately on T3 I find it hard to get checked on routine bloods
Now being on T3 my TSH is 0.46. My T4 is 11.4 and my T3 is 5.4(3.7-6.0) and I feel like a new person. Some adjustments but generally feel great.
Isn’t it so very sad and annoying that for 15 years, that I know of, I didn’t have the quality of life that I could have if they’d checked my T3 and given me medication back then.
This is really a post to say to anyone having thyroid issues to insist on T3 bloods along with TSH and T4. Along with B12,Ferritin, D and Folate. I was deficient in B12 and ferritin too. Now on life long injection and medication