Happy New Year everybody. I would very much appreciate some advice regarding my blood test results. I was diagnosed with hashimoto's nearly 12 years ago. I have never felt well taking Thyroxine. Had an adrenal issue about three years ago and after seeing Doc BDP started taking adrenal supplements and felt much better. Still not good whilst taking Thyroxine or liquid Eltroxin - I recently discovered that I actually feel better without T4. Through reading the advice and information on this site I realised that I could be vitamin deficient. After seeing four different doctors at my GP surgery I managed to get tested and obtained the following results -
Serum vitamin B12 499 ng/l Normal Range 120 - 160
Serum ferritin 110.8 ug/l " " 10.0 - 250.0
Serum folate 5.3 ug/l " " 3.0 - 20.0
Plasma Glucose level 4.9 mmol/L " " 3.7 - 5.6
Serum vitamin D 42 nmol/L G.R.I.
I was advised that these results were normal however after some debate the doctor agreed to prescribe Vitamin D - Fultium-D3 800IU. However, the patient information leaflet stated that they should not be taken if you have kidney stones - which I have for the second time. The first time I had lithotrypsy where they zap the stones, I actually wonder if my adrenal gland was zapped and consequently adrenal problems a few years later. I managed to speak to the doctor who prescribed the vit D and she suggested that I take one every second day until I could discuss this with the endo she had referred me too - first I knew about this! Unfortunately the endo I have been referred to is the same one I saw when my adrenals were kaput and she said I was............yes you've guessed it...........depressed - I wasn't! One good thing came out of it as I became more determined to feel better so this was when I discovered Doc BDP! I am not holding out much hope with this latest referral. Currently I am not taking any T4 and whilst I don't feel great or 'normal' I definitely feel better without T4. My last thyroid bloods were taken about three weeks after stopping liquid Eltroxin and are as follows -
Serum free T4 <5 pmol/L Normal Range 10 - 25
Serum TSH level 128.28 mU/L " " 0.35 - 3.30
The doc said she was surprised I was looking so well and clearly not totally floored by such a high TSH. I do have symptoms of hypothyroidism but the strangest thing is waking up at night and feeling absolutely lousy and unable to get back to sleep - is this something to do with adrenals again? I have tried both T3 and Armour in the past but I felt lousy / toxic - could it have been wrong timing because my adrenals were not optimal and try either again? If anybody has any advice re these blood test results and what to do to improve things I would very grateful................still determined to feel better!