I was wondering if someone could have a look at my recent results etc and just give me a bit of reassurance/advice.
Back in 2012 after feeling horribly ill and several visit to my GP (who told me I was just anxious 🙄), I was found to be very hyperthyroid. I can’t now remember the various results. I was referred to an endocrinologist. Took carbimazole for several months but became hypothyroid. The carbimazole was gradually stopped and the GP said everything was now fine. They stopped doing blood tests after a while and I carried on as normal ... admittedly felt great for a few years.
Fast forward ... for the past year I’ve been feeling terrible. Stupidly ignored it, putting it down to being “run down” and probably peri-menopausal (I’m 47)
Some days I feel like I can barely get the energy or motivation to do anything. Everything hurts.
So I decided to do the Thyroid Ultra Vit from Medichecks before going to the GP for him to tell me there’s nothing wrong.
CRP HS 8.33 (<5)
TSH 19.7 (0.27-4.2)
Free T3 4.07 (3.1-6.8)
Free Thyroxine 11.2 (12-22)
Thyroglobulin antibodies 479 (<115)
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies 61.9 (<34)
Folate 6.16 (>3.89)
B12 active 38.7 (37.5-188)
Vit D 105 (50-175)
My GP has prescribed 100mcg of levothyroxine. I asked if there was any special instructions for taking it. He said “no, just once a day”. I also take Microgynon (combined pill - taken to keep terrible periods under control). I asked if there was a problem with me continuing it. He said no.
I now see from reading posts here, that I do need to take the Levothyroxine on an empty stomach, no food for an hour etc etc, no vitamin supplements or prescriptions within four hours?
I started the levothyroxine yesterday, and I guess feel a bit lost about whether I’m doing it right!