For background, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's) back in August and put on 50mcg Levo, then moved up to 75mcg five weeks ago. I've been feeling a bit better in the last week or so - my most overwhelming symptom is fatigue and I can now stay up until 8pm, which is a big improvement on before.
I'd like to try 100mcg Levo as I think it could get me even closer to my old self, but I've been really worried about what to do if my next NHS results come back "normal". To help me prepare for my GP appointment in a couple of weeks, I got tested privately so that I'd have a heads-up about my results in advance. Sure enough, they are "normal", and I'd love to have your views as to whether I can make a case to my doctor for increasing my dose to 100mcg. Here they are:
TSH 1.68 mu/L (normal range 0.27 - 4.2 mU/L)
FT3 3.7 pmol/L (normal range 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L)
FT4 19.6 pmol/L (normal range 12 - 22 pmol/L)
(Test done early morning before Levo and on empty stomach. My NHS test is in a week so I suspect they'll be around the same, perhaps slightly better.)
I'm still getting to grips with what the numbers mean but think FT4 is good but that FT3 should be closer to mid-range? My GP only tests TSH and FT4 so I doubt she'll want to increase my dose. Any tips on what I should tell her?