Hypothyroidism , newly diagnosed..advice please!Hi to everyone! I’m new here & was recently diagnose
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Hi to everyone! I hope I’m posting this in the right spot. I’m new here & was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism in February 2018 (altho I believe I’ve had this for years) I've been struggling with the many symptoms: weight gain, constant bloating , anxiety , thinning hair & hair loss of eyebrows & underarms , dry eyes & mouth , foggy brain etc.
My initial bloodwork was in December 2017 at my yearly physical. It didn’t include all the other tests needed to accurately diagnose (that I’ve read here are necessary...& tnk you for that!) only the TSH. So I’m hoping for advice on these new test results. My Dr thinks I’m fine now that my TSH has dropped a bit & that I don't need to adjust anything ..other than giving me a prescription for 50,000 unit capsules (of Vitamin D , 25 Hydroxy) once a week for 8 weeks ...and after the 8 weeks, 2000 units (of OTC) daily. I’ve been on 25 mcg of Levothyroxine for a little over 2 months. And don’t really see a difference except that I’ve been losing more hair since starting the Levo which is totally freaking me out. Tnx in advance for any advice , it’s so appreciated!
Blood work results from 4/20/18
TSH 4.23 mlU/L (0.40-4.50 ml/UL)
( Last results on 12/17/17 was 5.27 )
T3 free 2.8 ( 2.3-4.2 pg/mLF )
T4 free 1.2 ng/dl. ( 0.8- 1.8 ng/dl )
T4 Total 6.1 mcg/dL ( 4.5-12.0 )
Thyroglobulin Antibodies 293< or = 1 lU/mL F H ( or 1.0 normal ?)
Thyroid Peroxidase AB 54 < 9 IU/mL F H
(Range less than 9 normal?)
Vitamin B12 482 pg/mL ( 200-1100 pg/mL)
Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy 23 ng/mL (30-100 ng/mL)
*(THEY PRESCRIBED VITAMIN D3 50,000 unit caps , taking 1 capsule once p/week for 8 weeks ..& then after that 2000 OTC units daily
Folate 17.4 ng/mL (it didn’t give a range here but I think they said it was low?)
Ferritin 158 ng/mL ( 20- 288 ng/mL )
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