There are a few things about this I don't understand. I was wondering if I could get your opinions since you all seem so knowledgeable. I a newly diagnosed with hypo. First test results (January 2006) were TSH 11.62 and all other tests in normal ranges. Given 50mcg of levothyroxine. After returning for follow up bloodwork, (March 2006) these were my new results:
T3 Uptake 23.5 (27.6 -40.7)
TOTAL T4 7.6 (4.5-12.0)
T4 Free Calculated 1.79 (1.53 -3.85 Units)
Morning temps 95.1
Evening temps 96.7
My meds were increased to 100mcg and I was referred to an endo. Why did the numbers increase after starting meds? Does the increased tsh and decreased t3 mean that I just needed a higher dosage of meds or is it indicative of Hashimoto's. I do not see any antibody test results on my form. I have appointment with endo on Wednesday, but if its possible I would like a few opinions from people who are actually feeling the way I do. You know, exhaustion,
on edge, crying, depression and horrible weight gain. Thanks for any help you can give.
ps my mom had her thyroid removed 45 years ago due to thyroid "storm". I don't actually know what this means, but she never took thyroid replacement so apparently they left some of her thyroid intact.