I'm thinking of stopping my Thyroid medication as I don't feel any better on it. Is it safe to stop taking Levothyroxine without reducing the quantity?
I am still unable to get back to my weight of 57kgs. Currently, I weigh 60kgs, and I have to reduce my meals to breakfast and a light supper. I feel exhausted all of the time and my joints hurt.
I have just had my blood results through Thriva. The report states that my thyroid is normal and that I have high cholesterol levels.
- I am currently taking 75mg of Levothyroxine; I had previously increased it to 100mg, but I had to stop because of heart palpitations.
- BetterYou Vitamin D3000 IU oral spray (x2 sprays per day)
- Steroid eye drops x3 drops per day (Uveitis treatment)
- Estradiol HRT tablet, gel and pessary.
Apologies in advance as I cannot find the accurate ranges for Thriva, just what is detailed in the report.
CRP 3.54 (<3.0 mg/L)
Cholesterol H 6.8 (<5.2 mmol/L)
Triglycerides H 3.10 (<2.0 mmol/L)
HDL Cholesterol 1.71 (1.0 - 3.88 mmol/L)
Non HDL Cholesterol * H 5.09 (<4 mmol/L)
LDL Cholesterol * H 3.7 (<3.4 mmol/L)
Cholesterol:HDL Ratio * 3.98 (<4.0 Ratio)
Triglyceride/HDL Ratio * H 1.81 (<1.74 Ratio)
Thyroid Stim. Hormone 1.61 (0.270 - 4.2 mIU/L)
Free T3 4.6 (3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L)
Free Thyroxine (FT4) 18.8 (12 - 22 pmol/L)
Thyroglobulin Antibodies 90.9 (0 - 115 kIU/L)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies H 116.7 (0 - 34 kIU/L)
Total Thyroxine (T4) H 159.0 (59 - 154 nmol/L)
25 OH Vitamin D 105 (75 - 175 nmol/)