I don't post very often. Usually I manage to solve my dilemma through someone else's post (thanks everyone!) I hope someone can help me today please.
I had my full bloods done last month (Blue Horizon) and then yesterday I had my NHS 'annual' thyroid test (to keep the GP happy). GP has just called to say I am taking too much thyroxine and if I continue with my dose I will damage my heart.
I take 125/150 alternate days (have done since May 2018) and generally I tick along quite nicely. I also take daily supplements, Vit C, B Complex (Biotin not listed as ingredient), Zinc+Copper, Selenium, D3+K2, B12 spray, Magnesium Oil and following my June bloods I added Iron 10 spray with a big effort to add more iron to my diet. I also follow a GF diet.
I have been a bit up and down with thyroid symptoms over the last 6 weeks - but have put that down to the menopause? (I'm 49. Have been prescribed progesterone pill for the last 18 months). If anything, I would have said that my thyroxine needed to be increased with the way I have been feeling. GP has said the menopause has nothing to do with it. I'm scared to lower my dose just based on my TSH reading yesterday.
results from JUNE:
TSH: 0.16 (0.27-4.20)
T4 Total: 107.0 (66-181)
Free T4: 19.4 (12-22)
Free T3: 4.27 (3.1-6.8)
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs >600 (<34)
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs: 1398 (<115)
Ferritin: 40.2 (13-150)
Magnesium: 0.91 (0.7-1.0)
Vitamin D (25OH): 135 (50-175)
Vitamin B12: 511 (>569 consider reducing dose)
Serum Folate: >45 (8.83-60.8)
results from YESTERDAY:
TSH: 0.13 (0.27-4.2)
T3: 4.3 (3.1-6.8)
T4: 21.2 (12-22)
Just to also say, my TSH has remained below 1 since Oct 2017 (0.14, 01.0, 0.16 etc) and no other GP has ever told me to lower my dose (you never get to see the same GP at my practice).
Is she right? Or is there something else glaringly obvious from these results. I'm a bit confused at the moment.
Thank you all x