i hope you can help me, i really don't know what to do.
i had thyroid tests done in may 2010, which showed
free t4 9.4 (9.0 - 20.0)
TSH 0.77 (0.3 - 6)
free t3 4.3 (3.8 - 6)
dr myhill recommended thyroxine and as my gp didn't agree i saw dr skinner in birmingham who put me on thyroxine increasing to 100mcg. i have now been on thyroxine for 15 weeks, and at 100mcgs for the past 7 weeks.
17 sep 2010 i was retested and it showed
TSH <0.05 (0.3 - 5.5)
free t4 25.3 (12 - 22)
serum free trilodothyronine 7.4 (3.1 - 6.8)
i saw dr skinner again two weeks ago, who was completely unconcerned by the abnormal levels and actually recommended increasing to 125 then 150 mcgs. His rational being that i was feeling better ( i am - better energy / stamina and less pain) and that an increase would help further.
last week i have been to the endocrinology dep at derby royal infirmary and seen the endocrinologist. he made it very clear that he thinks i am seriously risking my health by taking the thyroxine, risking atrial fibrillation and osteoporosis and advises i stop completely - he thinks that every hospital doctor in the country would agree with him. he thinks the original may tests showed no basis for prescribing thyroxine at all. he is investigating my raised prolactin levels with an MRI.
anyone have any advice about what to do?