Posted 12/12/2011 8:29 PM (GMT -6)
I was diagnosed with Hypothyroid about 7 years ago when trying to conceive. I was started on 25 mcg of levothyroxine and for a couple of years it was fine, levels were normal. Then, as TSH numbers would increase, so did the dosage of levo, to where I'm currently at which is 75 mcg. about a year and 1/2 ago, I knew that something else had changed -- I was tired, lethargic at times, headaches, dry skin, stomach/digestive issues, losing hair, etc. This time, my T3 was way off, so my Dr. (ob/gyn) added liothyronine (generic Cytomel). He started me at 50 mcg once per day, then 6 weeks later changed to 25 mcg twice per day, then said it still wasn't right and I needed to see an endocrinologist. I went to my primary care a couple weeks ago for new labs, (since the endo I wanted to see requires them) and they called me back today with the results. I'm very confused:
TSH - .006 (didn't get the range)
T4 - 1.03 (" " ")
TPO Ab - 424 (range 0-34)
Free T3 - 9.0 (range 2.0-4.4)
My primary care said to stop taking both my meds immediately and see an endo right away. I'm not comfortable at all just stopping them cold turkey, as I know how lousy I start to feel if I even miss one dose. Also, I tried to call three different endo's today and none of them can get me in until mid- to end of January. I'm very confused about the high TPO and the free T3. Any advice? I would sure appreciate it!