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Hello I have been hypothyroid for over 20 years and for most of this time have been on 125mg of levothyroxine. My TSH for many years was around 2.8.. The last 2 or 3 years it has been falling and last year it was 0.93 If I remember correctly. I put this fall down to regular taking of Vitamin D3 as I understand that hypothyroid patients are often deficient in this vitamin. I think that the old gp's lab and the new one use the range 0.5 to5 %?. I know some experts think that the range should be much smaller and certainly no higher than 2. My old doctor always did a fasting test and I did not take my thyroxine until after the test. The new gp however does not do fasting tests and therefore it is done after I take the thyroxine. In September I was mid range. The test was repeated again recently when I was having Vitamin D and calcium levels check and now it is 0.28. I have now been told to reduce to 100mg of thyroxine. Does anyone know why it should suddenly fall and could it be anything to do with the change of water supply. I should add I have been having tests for angina due to some symptoms of palpitations and shortness of breath on exertion. I realise too that these could also be symptoms of over treatment. Any views would be appreicated.
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