I keep reading on the forum that TSH levels should be at the lower end of the range when on treatment....currently mime is over 3.
In May I had my annual bloods done, I was feeling really rough at the time with brain fog, lack of energy, aching when literally doing anyting around the house.
My results came back as (I also asked for Vit D3, folate,ferritin etc to be done)
TSH 3.18 ( 0.35-5.5) Free T4 15.1 ( 10.5-20) Free T3 4.3 ( 3.5-6-5)
Folate was slightly low at 8 ( 3-20) and I was deficient in Vitamin D3 at 27, made an appt to see doc, he gave me Calceos 400iu x 2 daily, so after posting on here raised that to 2 x 5,000 soft gels daily, by the time appt for repeat Vit D3 came round early August I felt worse if anything..
My Vit D3 levels came back at 155 very fast reversal, but they had also retested my TSH which I hadn't realised they were redoing (would have asked for T4-T3) it came back at 3.97
So Thyroxine was raised by 25mcg which I had to do every other day for a while as V. sensitive to T4 then repeat tests in October came back
TSH 3.28 FT4 16 FT3 4.3 The nurse said Doctor wants you to raise your Levo to 75mcg? I said already had & explained but had to do it slowly, she said continue & will retest in a month which brings us to today's results.
TSH 3.76 FT4 15.1 FT3 4.7
At the moment I feel Ok I started Folic Acid in September (if I remember correctly) Thanks to NaiomiSue for that suggestion, and to help with the palpitations I get from T4 I have raised my T3 meds up, I have just finished decorating the one remaining bedroom that had to be done it took 3wks mind pacing myself...
Do I feel normal, not sure I know what normal is any more, I'm so used to limiting what I do.so Iv'e got used to those restrictions, and have no idea of what a normal healthy female of my age can accompIish day to day, Can I feel better on more med's or perhaps T3 only? I'm not sure. I noticed my Ft3 has gone up for the 1st time (made sure no T3 taken before test)
Many Thanks for reading & any comments offered