I am new to this group and this is my first post. have been taking levothyroxine for over 10 years, over the last year i have had a slow increase in feeling hot, hot sweats, and usual in the evening i feel very cold for a few hours then the sweats start. This seems to be cyclical as it is worse for at least a week each month. and worse each month. Over the last 2 weeks I have been very hot, last week started with headaches, hot all the time and the hot flushes/sweats gradually got worse and worse until by Thursday i was having them every 10-20 minutes, so tired, and sleepy, ( but couldn't sleep as sweats kept me awake0, aching all over and ended up in bed for 2 days. It has gradually abated but still so fatigued and headachy.
GP upped levo to 100 after last test 3 months ago and I had a check up one last week. (GP ringing tomorrow) I do not understand my test result (yes I am going t check out the files asap) can anyone help or read these results please.
Clinician viewed24 Sep 2020
TestsThyroid function test
Filed byDr Emily Cooper at Derwent Practice (NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG) - 28 Sep 2020 11:49
What you need to doNo Further Action
Thyroid function test Aim for TSH towards the bottom of the reference range for T4
replacement in primary hypothyroidism, targeting to around
1.0mU/L for symptomatic patients.
Advice on requesting and interpreting TFTs on Lab Med website
Refer to tinyurl.com/BiochemInfo for further information
Measurement of FT4 is of little additional value in patients
stabilised on thyroxine. Please monitor using TSH.
Serum TSH level 0.53 mU/L [0.27 - 4.2]
Serum free T4 level 20 pmol/L [11.0 - 22.0]