Hello all, particularly Slow Dragon and SunshineSusy,
I posted on here some weeks ago after my GP said my thyroid was underactive and prescribed Levothyroxine based on a TSH level of 0.02. Thank goodness for this forum! You all pointed out how clueless my GP was and so I just managed to get a full spectrum test from Medichecks and the doctor writes: "As you are not known to have thyroid problems your results suggest that your thyroid is becoming overactive".
TSH has returned to 0.19 (range 0.27 - 4.2). I wonder whether, had I taken more than the single dose of Levothyroxine, it would have done me much harm. The Medichecks doctor is concerned that ferritin is high (467 ug/L (range13-150)) but that is probably due to the blood cancer which has produced ring sideroblasts on haemaglobin cells, thus trapping iron to some extent, and not due to diet. Some people have to have the iron removed. He also says B12 is at the low end of normal (45.300 pmol/L (range 37.5 - 188), and in general, that I should discuss this outcome with my GP (who I have now changed), with a view to more tests - serum methylmalonic acid (MMA) blood test and a liver function test, but that has probably been done already by Haematology.
I wonder what's next - is this agitation, anxiety, sleepless nights and hair loss going to be part of life now? The doctor only says it is becoming hyperactive, not that it IS so it would seem my symptoms are somewhat ahead of the results.
I have taken a screenshot of the page of test results but had to shrink it to get it all on one page; I hope you can read it but I have already added the relevant details to this post. The other results are quite normal, with Free T3 at 4.80 (range 3.1-6.8) and Free Thyroxine 14.500 pmo/L (range 12 - 22).
Thanks so much for your help; I welcome comments from anyone here.