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I have Hashimoto’s and I have been skipping my Levothyroxine dose as I had some hypothyroid symptoms when on it.
When I was skipping the Levothyroxine I had hyperthyroid symptoms and they got so bad I went to a local urgent care centre where the consultant was very understanding and helpful. I went to my GP soon after the visit to the urgent care centre and explained that I had hyperthyroid symptoms despite stopping my medication.
The GP then got very cross with me and said that I had in essence wasted the doctors’ time and she has also had calls from the laboratory that did my blood tests asking why they were abnormal. She told me that the practice doesn’t treat people based on symptoms, too.
I moved practices after this appointment took place and I am having my thyroid retested as well as my ferritin, folate and Vitamin B12 levels. My GP says whatever the result of the thyroid test the Levothyroxine will be restarted at a dose that will help me and they will keep closer tabs on me for my symptoms. I am just worried that my hypothyroid symptoms will just get worse as they did when I was on it.
My body temperature has always been low and never near optimal range but I took it today and the reading is really low. Could this be the start of a hypothyroid state?
Body temperature readings over the past week.
8th Septermber: 36.6 degrees Celsius
9th September: 36.1 degrees Celsius
10th September: 36.1 degrees Celsius
11th September: 36.6 degrees Celsius
12th September: 36.1 degrees Celsius
13th September: 36.1 degrees Celsius
14th September: 36.3 degrees Celsius
15th September: 35.8 degrees Celsius
Latest thyroid function test results. (End of July)
TSH: 0.02 (0.2-4.2)
Free T4: 20.3 (12-22)
Free T3: 6 (3.9-6.8)
Anti-TPO: 141 (<34)
Thyroid function test results before that. (Beginning of August)
TSH: 0.36 (0.2-4.2)
Free T4: 25.1 (12-22)
Free T3: 6.9 (3.1-6.8)
Symptoms before the low body temperature:
Symptoms that have started very recently:
Pins and needles in hand
I last took the Levothyroxine on the 12th August.
August: Ferritin – 21 (30-400) I was on Ferrous Fumerate but I had stomach upset from taking this.
August: Folate – 4.9 (4.6-18.7)
August: Vitamin B12: 362 (180-900)
July: Vitamin D: 59.6 (<75)
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