My thyroid has been unstable for quite a while now but I had a test 6 weeks ago and the results were within ‘normal’.
TSH 0.86. (0.27 -4.2)
T4. 21.7. (12.0 -22.00)
I’ve not been well for several months. I blamed it on changing from hydrocortisone from predisolone for an Adrenal test. At the end of January I wasn’t feeling well, all of a sudden I couldn’t walk, I was unstable, I had the shakes I couldn’t think straight. I went to the doctors and had a ECG as my pulse was through the roof. I was put on beta blocker. I got worse through February had a terrible dry mouth, my legs were so weak I couldn’t get up stairs. At the beginning of March I tried to think was it adrenal insufficiency or perhaps my thyroid? I asked for a thyroid test but had to wait 5 weeks as NHS do then every two months.
I’m was on levothyroxine. I had a terrible few months of tiredness, dry skin, itching and pricking that was getting me down shaking and I had this intense thirst and dryness in my mouth. I wanted to get a full thyroid test so I asked the doctor if I could have a full thyroid with T3 he said it wasn’t necessary but he would write it on the blood form. Apparently there’s no space for T3 and unless there’s a problem with the thyroid reading they don’t do it. It’s all computerised and a machine decides. I had my bloods done on 20th March. The next day the doctor rang and said my T4 was beyond the scale of testing >100. I’m now off levothyroxine and on Propylthiouracil. It’s been over a week and I’m feeling a lot better.
Jan19th TSH 0.86 (0.27-4.20) miu /L. T4 21.7 (12.00-22.0) pmol/L
March 20th TSH 0.05 (0.27-4.20) miu/L T4 >100 (12.00-22.00) pmol/L T3 34.5 (3.10-6.80) pmol/L
Ferritin 386 17-60 13-50 no /ml
Has anyone got any thoughts on the last results? Has anyone had such a dramatic change in their test?